Archive for May, 2009

A great way to kick off the Stanley Cup Finals

…is with an old favourite: the infamous circle jacket! (Previously witnessed here, here, and kissing Doug Gilmour.)

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 30 May 2009

And here he is on the ice for the pre-game drop of the giant octopus. (In my opinion, the jacket looks even weirder when you can see it in near-full length, possibly due to the chevron pattern.)

Don Cherry on the ice before the puck drops, 30 May 2009

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Sorry I’ve been gone

I seem to have missed both the conference finals—if you are only tuning in for Don Cherry’s clothing, Detroit beat Chicago in five games and Carolina was swept by Pittsburgh. But I recorded the games on my DVR, and will get around to putting up Grapes in all his glory very soon, I promise.

In the meantime, here’s Don from Tuesday’s Carolina–Pittsburgh game:

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 26 May 2009

It’s Game 7 time

…and Don Cherry knows which side he’s on. (That would be the Boston Bruins’ side, in case the, uh, dog on the tie misled you somehow to thinking he’s, I don’t know, a Coyote’s fan.)

But seriously, check out the fabric on tonight’s jacket! It’s all wrinkly round the shoulders, and looks thin and flimsy in the closeup.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 13 May 2009

Don Cherry's tie, 13 May 2009

Don Cherry and the Orca Hat

Grapes graces us with another plush animal (a sequel to last year’s plush octopus?)—this time, in honour of the Vancouver Canucks, a plush orca! Furthermore, the critter was on his hat! And even furthermore, he kept it on for the first part of the segment!!

Also, note his awful jacket fabric and the usual bizarre triple-breasting.

Also also note that the orca is not a whale at all, but rather a dolphin.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 11 May 2009

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner with hat on, 11 May 2009

Don Cherry's orca hat, 11 May 2009

P.S. Sorry about the bad quality of that last image; the camera was zooming out and panning for the entire closeup. Excuses, excuses…

I know it’s springtime, but…

Okay, so yeah, we know Grapes loves him some flower jackets from time to time—but this one might take the cake. Mind you, I said might.

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 9 May 2009

Green-screening Don Cherry

During the second intermission of last night’s Vancouver–Chicago Game 3, the Hockey Night in Canada crew had a bit of fun with their green-screen technology. Since Don’s suit was solid green—as we previously saw on St. Patrick’s Day—they were able to remove the colour and replace it with a pattern. Since the on-screen manipulation was even more amusing than the outlandish triple-breasted suit jacket, I’ll put that picture first.

Don Cherry under the green screen, 5 May 2009

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 5 May 2009

The Boston Bruin

In a departure from his normal sartorial fare, Don Cherry showed up to Coach’s Corner tonight wearing what is one of the most pedestrian, conventional, and—dare I say—boring suits in recent memory. But he spiced it up with a cute little stuffed bear in a Boston Bruins outfit—so I guess that makes this a Boston Bruin?

Don Cherry on Coach's Corner, 2 May 2009

Don Cherry's Boston Bruin Bear on Coach's Corner, 2 May 2009


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