Archive for May, 2008

Don Cherry’s tribute to Luc Bourdon

As promised, here is Don Cherry’s tribute on Coach’s Corner to Luc Bourdon, the Vancouver Canucks hockey player who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Shippagan, New Brunswick on Thursday:

Don Cherry’s blue flowers

Since I have just learned, using this excellent blog post as a jumping-off point (my own instructions are forthcoming), how to capture HDTV with nothing more than a MacBook, a FireWire cable, and a free (and legal) software download, I present Don Cherry’s jacket du jour straight from HDTV!

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 31 May 2008

Also, Don’s tribute to the Vancouver Canucks’ Luc Bourdon, who died on Thursday in a motorcycle crash, was very classy, for a change: Don just shut up and played the video. I’ll post it too when I get a chance.

Don Cherry makes up for lost time

Remember Memorial Day’s sedate suit from Don? Well, get ready for today’s number to make up for it 110%:

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 28 May 2008

Not so bad this time

A somewhat muted effect from Don Cherry during yesterday’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, possibly in deference to the U.S. Memorial Day holiday.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 26 May 2008

The flower jacket

By far not Don Cherry’s worst…at least it helps to contextualize the look of the plush octopus.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 24 May 2008

Barring outfit changes, no more Don Cherry posts today.

Don Cherry and the Plush Octopus

Don Cherry’s flowery jacket is no match for the ohmigod-it’s-so-cute-I-just-want-to-eat-it-up plush octopus the “new NHL” wants them to throw on the ice in Detroit in place of the old, apparently unsafe, kind.

Don Cherry with the plush octopus, 24 May 2008

Don Cherry’s black and white circles

For your viewing pleasure—and hoping it doesn’t burn indelible marks into your retinas—I give you Don Cherry’s latest horrendous getup:

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 18 May 2008

Also, one note: Don was exactly right in what he said about Canada’s 5-4 overtime loss to Russia in the IIHF men’s gold medal game. Canada took a delay of game penalty early in OT which lead to the power play on which Ilya Kovalchuk scored the game-winning goal for Russia. It is absolutely ridiculous to give teams a penalty when they toss the puck over the glass from their own zone, especially when they are simply trying to clear it and it rolls on the ice or takes a strange hop or something. I remember thinking this when the rule was introduced, and Don Cherry and I—gasp—agree here. If I were Team Canada and that had happened to Russia, I wouldn’t want to win that way. It’s an awful rule that needs to be seriously revisited. (Also, someone needs to take a look at the officiating in the IIHF tournament—there were several questionable calls and quite a lot of missed calls in this game and throughout the tournament, especially a blatant too-many-men call that should have gone against the Russians.)

But all this notwithstanding, the game was a classic, and congratulations to Russia on an historic gold medal. We’re still #1 going into the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. And Don Cherry is still #1 in horrible fashion choices.

Don Cherry’s latest monstrosity

Presented without much of a comment from me, for his work (art?) speaks for itself. Or something.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 13 May 2008

Don Cherry kills flamingos

…and apparently plucks them and makes ridiculous suits out of their exquisite plumage. So okay, the last time—coincidentally exactly one month ago, when the playoffs began—that Don Cherry wore something this outrageous, I was really at a loss for words. But today’s Coach’s Corner just killed me:

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 9 May 2008


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