May 26, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT
On the heels of Saturday’s news that Hockey Canada decided to ban bodychecking at the peewee level, Don Cherry had a simple message on Hockey Night in Canada: you’ll be sorry.
You can watch the full segment starting at the 5:45 minute mark of the video, but if you want quick highlights, The Globe & Mail transcribed his comments.
“You [Hockey Canada] have good intentions, but hey listen, the road to [expletive] is paved with good intentions,” Cherry said. “You’re gonna be sorry. You watch and see, you will be sorry.”
Cherry blamed Hockey Canada for making the politically correct decision and expressed the opinion that players won’t know how to protect themselves when hitting becomes legal.
He also provided an alternate plan: have leagues both with and without checking.
Feel free to watch the full segment here. (Cherry loves grinders.)
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