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MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

By The Canadian Press

Ron MacLean - Don Cherry
Ron MacLean (left) sits beside Don Cherry as Rogers TV unveils their team for the station’s NHL coverage in Toronto on Monday, March 10, 2014. MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal during the first intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first-period intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast, saying “Coach’s Corner is no more.”

MacLean opened the intermission segment — the first since Sportsnet fired Cherry on Monday — by speaking alone on camera for nearly five minutes.

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Sportsnet Exploring New Formats for First Intermission, Hall of Fame Feature on Tap This Week

Sportsnet Exploring New Formats for First Intermission, Hall of Fame Feature on Tap This Week

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Don Cherry
Hockey commentator Don Cherry is shown in Toronto on February 15, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO — Don’t expect an immediate replacement for fired commentator Don Cherry on “Coach’s Corner.”

In fact, it’s possible that Sportsnet may eventually take the long-running “Hockey Night in Canada” segment in a different direction.

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Adam Werner Shines in NHL Debut as Avalanche Down Jets 4-0

Adam Werner Shines in NHL Debut as Avalanche Down Jets 4-0

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan McKinnon (29) scores on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — Adam Werner says he had no time to really think about his hockey dream coming true.

The Colorado goalie unexpectedly made his NHL debut Tuesday and stopped all 40 shots he faced as the Avalanche shut out the Winnipeg Jets 4-0.

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Popular ‘Coach’s Corner’ Segment at Crossroads After Cherry Departure

Popular ‘Coach’s Corner’ Segment at Crossroads After Cherry Departure

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

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Brian Burke is shown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Former NHL executive Brian Burke is listed as the heavy favourite to be Don Cherry’s successor on “Hockey Night in Canada” on one sports betting site. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Sportsnet brass made the call to end Don Cherry’s nearly four-decade run on Hockey Night in Canada’s “Coach’s Corner” after his rant over the weekend. Their next big decision may be even tougher.

With his bombast, insight, experience and over-the-top delivery, Cherry created an institution with his appearances on the popular Saturday evening segment.

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Don Cherry Says He Was Fired, Not Sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ Poppy Rant

Don Cherry Says He Was Fired, Not Sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ Poppy Rant

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Don Cherry
Hockey commentator Don Cherry is shown in Toronto on February 15, 2011. Cherry says he’s frustrated about the lack of visible poppies being worn by new Canadians ahead of Remembrance Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Brash, outspoken, opinionated — longtime hockey broadcaster Don Cherry was never afraid to ruffle feathers during his “Coach’s Corner” segment on “Hockey Night in Canada.”

His latest outburst about new immigrants not wearing poppies cost him his job, and in an interview late Monday night he wasn’t apologizing.’

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Scheifele Scores 21 Seconds into OT to Lift Jets to 3-2 Win Over Stars

Scheifele Scores 21 Seconds into OT to Lift Jets to 3-2 Win Over Stars

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) scores the game-winning goal in overtime on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during NHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele decided the best move was for him to shoot the puck instead of passing it.

He made the right choice.

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Kyle Connor, Jets Beat Canucks for the Ninth Time in a Row

Kyle Connor, Jets Beat Canucks for the Ninth Time in a Row

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Kyle Connor
Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) goes high to score on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Speed was the name of the game for the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Kyle Connor and his teammates cited quick feet as a key reason the Jets handed the Vancouver Canucks their third straight loss with a 4-1 victory.

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Jets’ Little Receives 25-30 Stitches After Puck to the Head

Jets’ Little Receives 25-30 Stitches After Puck to the Head

Bryan Little
Jets’ forward Bryan Little is assisted off the ice after taking a puck to the head during a game versus the New Jersey Devils at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little received 25-30 stitches Tuesday night after being struck in the head by a puck at Bell MTS Place.

“During the third period of last night’s game versus the New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little was struck near the ear by a shot. Before the completion of the game, Little was transported to St. Boniface Hospital where he received 25-30 stitches to close a laceration,” the team said in a statement.

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Winnipeg Jets Fall 2-1 as Devils Win in Shootout

Winnipeg Jets Fall 2-1 as Devils Win in Shootout

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Kyle Connor
New Jersey Devils’ goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) during shoot-out during NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — The New Jersey Devils are making up for a slow start to the season.

Nikita Gusev and Jesper Boqvist scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

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