I have a hard time listening to Don Cherry rants. His over-the-top speech and excesses soon gets stale.
I despise that he sticks up for goon players who have intentionally hurt opponents.
But news that Leafs GM Brian Burke complained to the CBC about Cherry has me taking the side of the Coach’s Corner.
Burke apparently is upset that Cherry criticizes Toronto players and coach Ron Wilson.
Well, it comes with the territory Mr. Burke. And really, Cherry is so pro-Leaf it is difficult to stomach certain days.
If Burke doesn’t like it, he shouldn’t listen. Hockey is big biz in TO and there is all kinds of scrutiny. A coach, GM, players have to learn to deal with it.
I didn’t hear Cherry say this, but apparently he suggested Wilson doesn’t support Canadian troops because he didn’t clap at one point when there were military personnel at the game. This is reported by Sun Media’s Joe Warmington.
That is total insinuation on Cherry’s part and he should never have said that.
He loses points on that one.
But in terms of criticizing the Leafs, have at it Mr. Cherry.
Who do you think will win this rock ’em, sock ’em fight?