Where's Don Cherry??

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  1. Teezax

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    Anyone else find it weird that he has been invisible throughout the World Cup? was the network worried?
     
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    He is just not scheduled to be on the air during it.. they are using Burke and Hrudey instead so he isn't missing.. why he isn't there is another question of course.
     
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    His "talk only about Canadians from Kingston" schtick wouldn't work in an international tournament. ;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure he hasn't signed a new deal with CBC yet.
     
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    they said hes on vacation
     
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    The deal was signed this summer - he is back for another year (if there is one - who knows what happens if the season is cancelled)...

    so you have to assume that the contract did not extend to this tournament - which as someone said is a good thing as Don and international hockey should be kept far, far apart...
     
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    Must be because there was too many french canadians in the team.
     
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    Even the CBC wasn't ready to impose Cherry's xenophobia on a world stage.
     
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    Myself found Brian Burke absolutely EXCELLENT in that role. HE should be replacing the Redneck. Unfortunately for us, Brian will find another job somewhere in the league.
     
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    This would have been the perfect opportunity for Don to pick on the Europeans. :D
    Actually, that probably explains why he wasn't there.

    I think if there's no NHL, they should just have a 3 hour Coach's Corner every Saturday night. :yo:
     
  11. I think so too. Or maybe because Belfour wasn't on the team?
     
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    Could you imagine him commenting on teams like Russia, Findland, and Germany? I dont think it would be pretty for all parties involved. They might have well just moved the FCC right into the studio he was doing his show from.
     
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    Cherry did commentary during the 2002 Olympics...obviously he was very rah-rah Canada but I don't remember him saying anything particularly offensive about the other sides.
     
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    I hope it's for a really long time...
     
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    Well, he did say this about the Russians, after a Russian medalist was stripped of medal in Nordic skiing due to doping:

    "I've been trying to tell you people for so long about the Russians, what kind of people they are, and you just love them in Canada with your multiculturalism. They're quitters and evidently they take a lot of drugs, too."
     
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    :lol:
     
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  18. Cherry is an *******!!!
     
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    he just says what he thinks, at least he's not a hypocrite.
     
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    Here's some info at last about his 'vacation' :
    http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=98928&hubName=nhl
     
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    I was disappointed that Cherry wasn't on CBC. Enjoyed the team they put on, but it's always nice to hear what Coach has to say (even though some of it is over the top) because he says it with conviction...wrong or right. And Burke good? Smart guy, but what a stiff...
     
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    I'll bet they were holding auditions for Grapes' job. Hrudy, Brian Burke, Sean Burke. It wouldn't surprise me if they moved up the ladder on HNIC. :shakehead
     
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    More likely Hrudey will be moving up. I kinda like his style.

    Brian Burke will get hired by someone. If not by an NHL team, he'll get offers from TSN and CBC to be commentators. Especially since CBC has given Healy the boot (Thank God).

    Sean Burke hasn't retired, so he won't be doing stuff in the booth just yet.
     
  24. chicpea*

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    I have to agree with you (not that I mind agreeing with you). Especially about Healey. :shakehead

    As for B. Burke, I thought he did a great job, especially with Ron egging him on. But he needs to be a bit more comfortable. As Canuck fans, we're used to him, but not everyone else is I gather.

    As for Sean Burke, he was mediocre at best. I don't like him as a player, and I don't like him as a broadcaster. His analysis is fine, maybe even good; but his delivery is stale. And as you said, he's still playing, so it's not an issue.

    Hrudey is progressing leaps and bounds but, to be honest, he is no foil for Ron. For that, we need Don, or someone as equally aggressive, but who still knows hockey.

    Now, with all that said - if there were ever someone to take Ron's vaunted position, for me it could be no one other than Ian Hanomansing. He is great! He knows his hockey inside out and loves the game. On top of that, he is very personable and a respected citizen, like Ron.

    my worthless 2 cents.:)
     
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