Saturday, August 27, 2011
Remember When Don Cherry Predicted Jets Return?
I remember writing articles in the early days of Bleacher Report and saying that Don Cherry was a reliable source of predicting what was going to happen in the NHL and hockey.
Many people scoffed and still do and at times I still see those articles as ridiculous and somewhat unbased on any actual reporting or research on Cherry's part.
Thing is, the man knows hockey and has that intuition about the game that very few in the business do. He's been around the game since his playing days in Rochester and his coaching days in Boston.
However, on February 11, 2011, during his Canadian favourite first intermission classic show Coaches Corner, Cherry told Winnipeg fans to get ready because a team was on its way.
I don't want to pump Cherry's tires anymore than the next guy. He's got a loud enough mouth to do that on his own.
But I want to just remind you that one our Canadian icons predicted that Canada would be getting another hockey team and get a feeling of self worth back as we have seven teams for the first time in 15 years.