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Watch Don Cherry throw his support behind Sidney Crosby fighting back

Apr 17, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

We mentioned this briefly in our Morning Skate, but Don Cherry went out of his way during Coach’s Corner to throw his support behind Sidney Crosby. It’s not shocking Grapes would have an affinity for the guy responsible for winning Canada the gold medal in 2010, but he’s been critical of Crosby’s game in the past, wishing he’d stay out of the nonsense stuff.

Crosby’s actions during Game 3 against the Flyers, however, tickled his fancy.

“(Crosby) could’ve bailed in that game,” said Cherry. “(Pittsburgh was down) 7-4, they weren’t going anywhere.

“He even double shifted to get out there and I gotta tell you something, I admire him more for doing that than anything.”

Check out video of the full ramble, courtesy CBC.

  1. tcclark - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    did he actually say anything? It’s just a bunch of random incomplete thoughts. Why do we listen to this guy?

  2. kitshky - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    First of all … eff those frgn Cheetah commercials, I’ve never seen a bigger ego on a bigger douche in my life.

    Secondly, Don actually makes a lot of sense here. He points out that Hartnell was instigating things with Crosby, gives Crosby credit for wantin to be on the ice in a blowout, and then admits that however you’d like him to play … that’s Crosby’s game. He’s never gonna be a lil sweetheart who avoids confrontation.

    If you dont understand what Don’s saying it’s cause you like to hate on Crosby, not because he’s not making sense.

    • imleftcoast - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      Has anyone researched that Cheetah no caffeine energy drink? Have to believe his next venture will be something like Dr. Porkenheimer’s Boner Juice.

    • tcclark - Apr 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      I can understand the gist of what he was saying, but i don’t think the guy had a complete thought or a complete sentence through the entire video. He also substitutes random sounds in for words, like “Oh i know their will be people that say….. (weird fat man noises)….”

      • kitshky - Apr 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM

        Ha oh no man I totally hear ya, I’m not saying I agree with what he was saying I just expected it to be a lot more controversial than it actually was.

        He still comes across like a senile old rink rat who’s just tragically out of touch (nevermind the ridiculous misquote of Henrik..) but I guess I’ve heard guys like him for so long I don’t even notice.

  3. ml3939 - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    That had all of the production value of watching hockey in Sportschannel in the late 1980’s, music included.

  4. Jonny 5 - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    What type of Captain starts 4 fights and finishes none of them? What type of Captain encourages teammates to crosscheck throats and to head hunt? What type of captain acts like a baby knocking an opponents glove across the ice “because he doesn’t like him.”? There’s only one answer folks. A terrible Captain.

    kitshky, Hartnell asking him what type of Captain allows his team to play a game like we saw from the Pens in that last game is instigating huh? Grabbing Timmo by the jersey and hikng it over his head to pummel him for no reason was really cool too huh? Crosby just proved to most hockey fans what most hockey players have known for years. He’s a punk a$$ ^%^#$. :)

    • mathpete13 - Apr 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM

      ^

    • fullbagg - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      Don Cherry is the Rush Limbaugh of hockey. A huge blowhard hypocrite who hates all things NOT Canadian…
      And a complete hell yeah to the above statement….

  5. frankfordyellowjackets - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    What was Cindy’s stick doing up in front of Scotty in the first place? Cindy starts something he should finish it himself.

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