Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/7/11

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)
Last night on "Coach's Corner" during Hockey Night in Canada's season opening broadcast, Don Cherry delivered his first sermon of the season: Angrily discussing the changing philosophy on physicality in hockey and calling out three former NHL enforcers as "turncoats" and "hypocrites" for speaking out against fighting. One of the three ex-players whom Cherry called out was Chris Nilan, who appeared on the FAN 590's Brady and Lang show this morning (listen to the 11-minute interview here) to respond to the comments made on Thursday night. Nilan pointed out that he's been friends with Cherry for a long time, even bringing up a moment during the 1989 Stanley Cup Final in Calgary when Grapes kissed him on the cheek and told him he loved him. But he was angry with Cherry's comments. After responding on his Twitter page on Thursday night, Nilan defiantly stood up for himself against Cherry, saying, "I feel he's uninformed, and honestly, I feel he owes me an apology on Hockey Night in Ca...
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