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You’ll have to excuse this very partisan Red Wings fan for espousing “sour grapes,” but Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Chery mused upon what has become quite the lop-sided series, broke in a black version of his, “Technicolor flowers you’d see on an acid trip” suit pattern, and spent much of Coach’s Corner comparing Drew Doughty to Bobby Orr… But over the course of three Stanley Cup Final games, Cherry has issues nary a peep about the player he complained about so regularly during Wings playoff runs for “never hitting!” in one Nicklas Lidstrom. Something tells me that we won’t hear Cherry mention Lidstrom’s retirement or legacy on Wednesday, either.
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