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Don Cherry defends his “buddy” Evander Kane

Dec 23, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

Don Cherry AP

Evander Kane‘s money-soaked photo ended up being even bigger than Mike Commodore’s similar offenseleaving many to criticize the timing and taste – but Don Cherry stood up for his “buddy” on Twitter today.

Here’s the bulk of his comments:

“Evander Kane, my buddy, is in a little hot water for having a picture taken of him with a ton of money letting on he’s on the phone with the money at his ear and then posting it on the Internet,” Cherry wrote. “People are upset that he’s fooling around showing all that money in a time when the players are supposed to be hurting. I say give the kid a break. He was just letting on what Floyd Mayweather did at a press conference where Floyd help up a lot of money to his ear and let on he was talking to it. Besides, the picture was taken a long time ago. It’s an example of how dangerous the Internet can be …”

(In case you’re wondering, yes, Kane is Canadian. He’s a Vancouver native.)

Cherry did give Kane some advice beyond respecting the power of the worldwide web.

” … But I got to say Evander, I just hope the tax guys weren’t watching,” Cherry wrote.

That’s a good thing to think about – just one buddy to another.

Here’s the photo in question, by the way:


(H/T to CBC.)

  1. desertfan - Dec 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    An NFL or NBA kind of move by Kane!!!

  2. scottybcboy - Dec 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Grapes is right! The kid did nothing wrong. He is 21, let him enjoy himself. Much different than Pat Kane’s transgressions……no harm no foul.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    This picture is such a non-issue. Was anyone under the impression that most NHL players don’t have this kind of disposable income before this came along? Let the guy have his fun.

  4. ducksk - Dec 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    1 clown supporting another. I give the kid a break. But Cherry is a clown.

  5. canuck54143 - Dec 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Straight Cash hommie! All one dollar bills

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