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#1 Brett Hull

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

I saw this on Coach's Corner last night and just came accross this acticle...

I thought the series was somewhat physical myself...

"Don Cherry, analyzing the physicality of the Wings-Predators series on Monday's "Hockey Night in Canada": "I'm not knocking that Detroit-Nashville thing, but it was amazing how 10 guys on the ice could avoid each other the way they did.""


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:17 PM

Don Cherry is senile and/or missed all the monster hits by Kronwall, among others. The Wings were just fine in Round 1.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:19 PM

grapes has been brutal for the last decade. Half of what he says is garbage that he comes with after watching a 30 second highlight clip.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

Cherry is great!!!!!

There were alot of opportunities to hit and they weren't all taken, that is what Cherry is saying.

No he is not senile.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

If anything I think we got alot more physical with the Preds than we did all year.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

I saw that too. He obviously didn't watch much of the series.

He also said that he roots for the Canadian team that is playing and if two Canadian teams are playing he roots for the team with more Canadians on it.

He's not biased or anything.

Edited by Copenhagen848, 22 April 2008 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (bellarina @ April 22, 2008 - 01:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cherry is great!!!!!

There were alot of opportunities to hit and they weren't all taken, that is what Cherry is saying.

No he is not senile.


I think he is hillarious at times, but you have to admit that the quality of commentary his decreased SUBSTANTIALLY over the recent years.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

Exactly why I say he runs hot and cold. Sometimes he's right on the money, sometimes he sounds like a ******. Hey Cherry! Take a look at Tootoo's nose and tell me there was no hitting!
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:23 PM

But I must say the best thing I have ever seen Grapes do was call Brett Hull out on the foot in the crease in the finals last year.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:25 PM

he's always been biased against teams with lots of Euros on them, has been as long as I can remember


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (Icteria virens @ April 22, 2008 - 12:25PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
he's always been biased against teams with lots of Euros on them, has been as long as I can remember


Which I believe is called racism, yet some try to disagree.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (Copenhagen848 @ April 22, 2008 - 01:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw that too. He obviously didn't watch much of the series.

Ya, you wouldn't think that he would. There are some things about the Don that I like and respect, other things...not so much, but if one thing is clear it is that he doesn't like teams with a lot of Europeans that play more of a European style of game, ie. the Wings. Thus, with all of the hockey out there to be watched the past few weeks, I assume that he'd just avoid the Wings-Preds series entirely as it would not be the style of play that he prefers. As the Wings get deeper and deeper into the playoffs he'll become more and more exposed to them, although I don't expect it will change his opinion much. He'll focus mostly on players like Ozzy, Mac, Drake, Draper, maybe Stuart or even Helm if he can continue to have an impact. Meanwhile, he won't mention too much about Dats, Z, Lids, etc., even when he probably should. It's very predictable and I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Don Cherry, Pierre McGuire, and the rest of 'em aren't in charge of determining who hoists the Cup.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (GMRwings1983 @ April 22, 2008 - 01:27PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which I believe is called racism, yet some try to disagree.


Xenophobia but yeah, pretty much in the same realm.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (bellarina @ April 22, 2008 - 12:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cherry is great!!!!!

There were alot of opportunities to hit and they weren't all taken, that is what Cherry is saying.

No he is not senile.


From Montreal eh?


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

That old senille fooker should retire. He is nothing but an idiot.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (Reds4Life @ April 22, 2008 - 11:30AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That old senille fooker should retire. He is nothing but an idiot.


But you have to love his sense of fasion! tongue.gif

Edited by Gordie Howe hat trick, 22 April 2008 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

[quote name='Brett Hull' date='April 22, 2008 - 01:15PM' post='1325755']
I saw this on Coach's Corner last night and just came accross this acticle...

I thought the series was somewhat physical myself...

"Don Cherry, analyzing the physicality of the Wings-Predators series on Monday's "Hockey Night in Canada": "I'm not knocking that Detroit-Nashville thing, but it was amazing how 10 guys on the ice could avoid each other the way they did.""

Thoughts?



He must have missed the Kronwall, Drake, Homer, Tootoo and other hits. He probably just watched the hi lights of the game. Or he was sleeping.gif He is a older guy you know.


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

Say what you will about Cherry, but he's an institution in a sport with tons of tradition. His comments are inflammatory and blown out of proportion, but I'll gladly take Cherry over these jokers on NBC anytime.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (Bad Vlad Forever @ April 22, 2008 - 01:36PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Say what you will about Cherry, but he's an institution in a sport with tons of tradition. His comments are inflammatory and blown out of proportion, but I'll gladly take Cherry over these jokers on NBC anytime.



Me too.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:41 PM

For the most part Cherry was on... I mean yeah there were a few great hits (a few questionable ones) but i was rather shocked at the lack of physical play by either team. Extremely shocked not one single fighting major was awarded... although then i think back that our fighter was a healthy scratch all series so it makes sense.

He was right to some degree about the physical play... Rattleoff delivered the biggest hurting hit in the series to his own teammate no less... that was a sweet KO!

Edited by OsGOD, 22 April 2008 - 12:41 PM.




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