Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/15/14

OTTAWA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Don Cherry of Team Cherry signs autographs for fans during the CHL Top Prospects game against Team Orr at Scotiabank Place January 18, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Team Orr defeated Team Cherry 7-2. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Don Cherry was troubled. It was late January 2009. Wearing a pink sport coat that made him resemble a flamingo impersonating a maître d'hôtel, Canada's most famous hockey commentator focused his ire on the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition in Montreal that weekend; specifically, on the "Breakaway Challenge" trick-shooting contest that only saw five pucks actually enter the net. "Look, here's the thing," Cherry bristled, "I suggested last year we get [former NHL goalies] Kelly Hrudey [or] Darren Pang or John Garrett. We get somebody in there that'll go along with it. What do they do? They go out and get a Junior B goaltender who lives here in Montreal — Jason Maggio — he lives here in Montreal, and he stops 29 out of 34 shots! That's no fun!" Cherry continued: "The people aren't here to see him stop them. One reporter here in Montreal thought it was great. But the people come here, 19,000 of them, to see a Junior B goaltender stop the guys and make them look stupid!" This Coach...
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