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PHT Morning Skate: Don Cherry can’t let things go about women in the dressing room

May 2, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Don Cherry can’t let things go sometimes. This is one of those times he really should as he railed on about female reporters in the dressing room again last night. (Toronto Sun)

Keeping your own memorabilia is great. St. Louis’ Alex Steen kept his Game 1-clinching puck. (Post-Dispatch)

Detroit isn’t down about being down 1-0 against Anaheim. They’ve got a cheery sense heading into Game 2. (Detroit Free Press)

Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano has an unenviable battle dealing with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. He’s happy to win one against them. (Freep)

Do you dislike Vancouver’s Green Men? Apparently Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda of CSN-Bay Area do and can’t help but poke fun at them. It’s hilarious. (Puck Daddy)

Want to see likely No. 1 pick Seth Jones with the Stanley Cup as a kid? Here you go. (All Things Avs)

Chris Kreider wants to play with more discipline in Game 1 against Washington. (Ranger Rants)


  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 2, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    Piere mcguire cant let things go in the pens locker room

    • imleftcoast - May 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      I think we need to move past gay jokes. Let’s try to be 14 or older.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

        Ur obviously gay or on the on deck circle because thats funny

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 2, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Hmm! I don’t think we should prevent opposite sex reporters from doumg their job in wholr or partially. They should be allowed to earn a living equally. I don’t believe any reporter can do their job efficiently in dressing rooms or otherwise without a code on conduct. Society is ever changing for all. The NHL owners and player should become trail blazers in regards to this issue. Owners, players and NHL top brass should sit down with representatives of the press to explore a code of conduct that would allow all parties to do their job in an equal opportunity env. Part of a players job is to meet members of the media after game. Media job is to interview athletes after a game.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      ” Part of a players job is to meet members of the media after game. Media job is to interview athletes after a game.”…Personally (and this is just my opinion), I’d love to see that change. The players, win or lose, don’t need to address the media right after a game…and gad forbid we actually get a life of our own instead of hanging on celebrities. Half the time the reporters interviewing them (as was the case this time) are only trying to bait the player or coach into a temper tantrum – the female reporter even commented on herself doing it in a tweet following the game…do they really need that.

      The only people that NEED this is the reporters. To be clear, I have no problem with female reporters (I really like females), I just hate media coverage of players right after a game.

    • valoisvipers - May 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Why don’t they use a media room that players and coaches could go to after they are done in “The Player’s Locker Room”. Then they can answer the media’s moronic questions.
      You don’t see reporters poking around inside the dressing rooms of golfers so why in hockey.

  3. hockeywithdrawal - May 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Don Cherry will do and say whatever gets him attention, and whatever keeps him relevant. He’s getting national press here…of course he won’t let it go.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye - May 2, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    The green men are stupid, they really aren’t funny and do the same thing over and over. I bet if they polled the ticket holders around them they’d find that those people are tired of these two idiots running around trying to make themselves bigger than the game on the ice that night.

  5. billsin20xx - May 2, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Did anyone notice the poll at the bottom of the article on Cherry? 12,000 (75%) people said “he made sense”!
    Why not a separate interview area as he suggests?

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      I think they have that now, to some extent – there’s definitely the shower and dress area where no one is allowed, and then the general team area where they do the interviewing.

  6. gospitfires - May 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    this poll has 75% of people agreeing with him, he sited a Toronto Sun poll on his segment that showed 82% of people agree with him. There is nothing to let go but the medias obsession with this what he said. what he said is a popular opinion, where is the story about that?

  7. dt58 - May 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    In my opinion I don’t think any reporters, male or female, should be in the locker room. Should be players and team personnel only

    • 19inarow - May 2, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      I agree. However, when women allow male reporters in their own locker room, I’d be fine with female reporters being allowed in a men’s locker room. Enough with the double standards. It isn’t my choice to make; just my opinion.

      • dt58 - May 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

        Hahaha. I totally agree. Equal IS equal

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