Where would hockey be without Don Cherry? At OFB, we don’t like to think about that, and today we are thankful for Grapes, recently voted the 7th most important Canadian . . . in the history of that country. Because love him or hate him, there’s no denying his passion for the planet’s greatest game, and it’s the possession of this passion that unites we who cherish and daily celebrate hockey. In nearly a quarter century of sharing it on his Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts, Don Cherry has ingited a love for hockey in untold thousands all across North America. This week we found him magnificently captured by Scott Burnside of ESPN.com.
“I don’t play golf. I don’t do anything but hockey. Hockey is my whole life.”