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Cherry apologizes for rant on Grimson, Nilan, Thomson

Don Cherry apologized to three former NHL enforcers for disparaging them for their views on fighting in hockey. The traditionally outspoken Cherry publicly said he was sorry to Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson after calling them "pukes" and "turncoats" during a broadcast of "Coach's Corner" on Oct. 6. "The first 'Coach's Corner...

Don Cherry Apologizes to Ex-NHL Enforcers He Called 'Frauds,' 'Pukes' (Video)

There has been a lot of finger pointing lately in the sports world. It's always easy to blame or accuse people, but sometimes you might want to be a little more careful about what you say. Example: Don Cherry. Cherry apologized to former players Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson for calling them "pukes" and "hypocrites" during a Hockey Night in Canada...

A Sad Day When Cherry Leaves The Game

from Bruce Arthur of the National Post, He is, objectively, great at his job. When he leaves the airwaves one day, he will be missed, if only because there is nobody who can replace his capacity for forging a connection to his audience, and provoking reactions like this one. He is must-watch TV, as far as hockey goes, a sort of water-cooler cottage industry. Sometimes he’s dead...

Don Cherry apologizes to tough guys on CBC

Last Saturday night during the Coaches Corner, on Hockey Night in Canada Don Cherry apologized for his comments where he berated Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson the week before. CBC.CA --- Cherry called Grimson, Nilan and Thomson "turncoats" and "hypocrites," accusing them of not wanting players to make the same living they did. He also accused...

Cherry Says He Was Wrong

via CBC, Don Cherry apologized Saturday on his Coach’s Corner segment for comments he made recently about a group of retired NHL enforcers. During the Oct. 6 edition of his popular intermission segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Cherry referred to Chris Nilan, Stu Crimson and Jim Thomson as “pukes” for speaking out against fighting in hockey. “I gotta admit I was wrong...

Don Cherry issues apology

Ex-NHL brawlers won’t sue Cherry; Grimson rips ‘Ron and Don’

On Saturday night during CBC's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry offered an apology to former NHL players Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson after calling them "turncoats" and "hypocrites" and "pukes" for what he alleged was their anti-fighting stance. Said Cherry: "I gotta admit, I was wrong on a bunch of things. I took three enforcers,...

Video: Ex-enforcers get ‘Coach’s Corner’ apology from Don Cherry

The moment the words "hypocrite", "pukes" and "turncoats" left the lips of Don Cherry during the opening "Coach's Corner" of the 2011-12 NHL season on Oct. 6, a firestorm erupted. Cherry, as you'll recall, called former tough guys Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson "turncoats" from what Grapes believed at the time...

Former N.H.L. Players Accept Cherry’s Apology

After “Hockey Night in Canada’s” Don Cherry apologized for criticizing their views on fighting, the former enforcers Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson said they would not sue.

The Slap Shot Myth

Stu Hackel says that Don Cherry's apology for attacking three former NHL enforcers who decried NHL violence has revealed that attitudes are changing in some surprising places.

PHT: Cherry apologizes to ex-enforcers

Don Cherry apologizes to ex-enforcers, who had threaten to sue him.

Puck Headlines: Carter, Malkin out; missing Don Cherry

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Before their home opener on Saturday night, the Florida Panthers honored Ice Girl Christine by raising her to the BankAtlantic Center rafters after her years of dedication and service to the franchise. [Getty...
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