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 the latter.
Some criticism was issues, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation took a step back to distance itself from the outspoken popular hockey personality.
File photo of Don Cherry talking on Coach's Corner with Ron MacLean.
Cherry didn’t apologize about his statements in general, but on Saturday, regretted using the word “pukes.”
The 77-year-old icon took on a comparable topic Saturday during Coach’s Corner during the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators game.
Cherry’s aim was the repeated rule changes to the NHL, or proposed rule changes.
Illegal checks to the head and boarding rules were modifi...