Category Archives: Don Cherry

Grapes, on the Great Caps

These are heady times in HockeyWashington — check out the latest Hockey Night in Canada ‘Coach’s Corner’ segment wherein Don Cherry gives the Caps the ultimate compliment.

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Pop Quiz!

Here’s some fun for a Wednesday. Mental Floss, one of my favorite sources for fun quizzes (who could forget the Don Cherry one), has a new one: “Are They Canadian?” You may be surprised by the results. Also, if you haven’t taken it already, be sure to try “30 Teams, 5 Minutes: An NHL Challenge.” Continue reading


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Hump-Day Humor

Seeing as we’re halfway through the week, who couldn’t use a bit of fun, hockey-related or otherwise? Continue reading

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Summertime on the NHL Network: Not Yet Must-See TV

Any criticism of the NHL Network has to be qualified with the acknowledgment that during its dullest, most uninspired of programming slates it offers puckheads a respite — 24 hours a day — from ESPN and everything else that is … Continue reading

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Test Your Cherry Comprehension

I have to give Jason Plautz credit: this quiz isn’t as easy as I might have supposed. There are actually one or two puzzlers in the bunch; not sure if that says more about Don Cherry or clowns.

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“Philly-Washington is going to be downright ugly”

Yesterday, the NHL held a media conference call with several big name broadcasters, Don Cherry of CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada”, Mike Emrick from VERSUS and NBC, Pierre McGuire from TSN and NBC and Mike Milbury from NBC and TSN. … Continue reading

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Training Camp for Washington Sports Editors

Near 8:00 this past Saturday night, Washington’s mainstream sports editors confronted an annual dilemma: the end of another Redskins’ season. Joe Gibbs’ second retirement from football offered our local press horde a brief stay of execution from the Burgundy and … Continue reading

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Grapes on Dames at Games

We wanted to allow Liz to get settled in a bit here before we approached Grapes for his thoughts on our adding a member of the fairer sex to our townhouse of testosterone. In this week of giving thanks, we … Continue reading

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I’m Taking a Television Mistress

It’s Siberia-far from their best work, but the Cure have a song titled ‘Friday I’m in Love.’ I awoke and logged on this morning to news from my bloggermate Gus that beginning in just another couple of weeks cable and … Continue reading

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On Poorly Conceived PR Pranks

The news that the Islanders have lured Hall of Fame Coach Al Arbour out of retirement to come back and coach a single game†behind their bench on November 3 has the smell of misguided gimmick to it.†(He’ll sign a one-day … Continue reading

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