Found October 07, 2011 on IntheOT:
When Don Cherry speaks we listen, it didn’t take long for the iconic polarizing Canadian media figure to stir the pot with the NHL season underway. Yesterday during his Coaches Corner segment on Hockey Night ...

Ex-NHL enforcer Grimson takes issue with Cherry's rant

Several former NHL enforcers aren't too thrilled with Don Cherry. The outspoken Cherry pointed the finger at former players Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson during his rant in a "Coach's Corner" on Thursday. The former coach called them a "bunch of pukes" for allegedly suggesting that those who fight in the NHL are more likely to turn to substances...

Don Cherry regrets calling former enforcers ‘pukes’

By MATT WILSON Earlier this week in Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry took a pro-fighting stance in the age of Brendan Shanahan attempting to clean up the game. More specifically, his word choice wasn’t the best: “pukes.” That was directed at three former NHL enforcers who have either turned the other cheek in their retirement years, or are hypocrites. Cherry suggested...

Responding To Don Cherry

from TSN, Cherry then singled out three former players who made careers out of fighting on the ice for being among those trying to link the deaths with on-ice thuggery. “The ones that I am really disgusted with ... are the bunch of pukes that fought before: Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson. (They say) ‘Oh, the reason that they’re drinking, (taking) drugs and alcoholics...

Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson respond to Don Cherry’s comments

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...

Hitting Going Out Of The Game

from Doug Harrison of CBC, Fittingly, with baseball’s post-season underway, Don Cherry came out swinging in his first Coach’s Corner segment on Saturday night. His target was Brendan Shanahan, the National Hockey League’s vice-president of safety and the slew of suspensions handed out during the pre-season. Cherry’s frustration re-surfaced in the first period of Saturday’s...

CBC: We don't agree with Don Cherry

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Video: Don Cherry rips ‘turncoats’ in NHL fighting debate

The shocking deaths of former NHL tough guys Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak this summer were used by some critics to attack fighting's "place" in professional hockey. In some cases, former NHL brawlers were questioning whether it was time to eliminate it. As the new season kicked off Thursday night, noted lover of hockey's physicality Don Cherry took...

Video- Cherry, Round 2

Ron MacLean gives Don Cherry the opportunity to discuss his recent comments about fighting in the game plus other topics are hit upon too.

Cherry criticizes Shanahan's disciplinary actions

Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's vice-president of safety, was the target of Don Cherry on Saturday's Coach's Corner segment for the slew of suspensions meted out during the pre-season.

Pens enforcer MacIntyre not interested in changing

The debate about fighting in hockey intensified last week when Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry called former enforcers Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson and Jim Thomson "hypocrites and turncoats" for coming out against it.

Video: Dion Phaneuf levels Stephane Da Costa

Don Cherry came out swinging on Thursday night, blustering his way through the first Coach's Corner of the season by calling new disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan's lengthy suspensions "ridiculous" and claiming they would make the league's players afraid to hit. Then, to drive home what the league was losing, he showed a compilation of classic, open-ice checks...

POTG Weekend Headlines, News and Links: The NHL in Full Swing

The NHL is back and almost in full swing today with two games in Europe and eleven in North America tonight. Sunday features two games including the NHL's return to Winnipeg at 4 p.m. CDT (NHL Network).It is a party that has been years in the making is going on in Winnipeg as the Jets officially return. Illegal Curve has the rundown for all the day's events on Sunday.The...
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