Coach’s Corner was particularly poignant in its absurdity on Saturday night. While I understand that I’m totally playing into the hype machine by posting it here  — if you think this isn’t a strategy on their part, you’re insane, it’s all a publicity stunt — but this had to be shared.

Highlights include…

- Ilya Kovalchuk and Dainius Zubrus (a Lithuanian) are too busy thinking about Siberia to be playing hard. This of course neglects the fact that Kovalchuk is playing with a sports hernia and busted shoulder and probably shouldn’t be playing for two months. But again, Russians don’t care, they choke, narrative forwarding and such.

- The metric system is communist. This is odd because it originated in France which has actually been anything but communist in its history given the whole monarchy thing and Napoleon and modern democratic republic and whatnot. Crazy commies.

So yeah, there’s Coach’s Corner from Saturday. See ya Monday.

Let us know what you think.

Comments (7)

  1. I think you wrote less about a 6:45 second clip than you did a :25 second clip. C’mon, Chris, get back on your game!

    • Well I certainly appreciate the fact that you’re not telling me to shut it which is encouraging. Truth be told, I’m more interested in hearing what people think here than what I have to think. This was a discussion facilitator.

      If the discussion goes the way of we want you to write more words, well, be careful what you wish for.

      • Ha! Fair enough. And I never understood the “shut up” thing; if everyone shut up who would talk hockey?

  2. Didn’t you just write an article about a lack of personality in hockey? You have every right not to listen or take this guy seriously, but he does have a personality. Since the personalities you seem to like, or wish hockey possessed, from around the world of sports are for the most part ass holes ( Ron Artest? Why not mention Shaq? He at least has a positive personality and attracts attention for positive reasons), don’t moan so much that Don Cherry is a bit of an asshole who says stupid things sometimes.


      In all seriousness though, I’m actually much more pro-Cherry than most because he entertains the hell out of me, but I can’t help but scratch my head when he accuses the METRIC SYSTEM of being communist. That’s not even offensive, it’s just… weird. Having had the opportunity to speak to him, I can safely say he’s quite a nice man. He says things that are a bit off, largely for ratings purposes, and I have no problem with that. I just wanted to pass along the video for people to discuss. Hockey doesn’t need jerks, it needs human beings, and human beings are prone to saying dumb things. They’re allowed to be just like us. Hero worship gets boring.

  3. Wouldn’t thinking about Siberia be the ultimate motivation to play hard?

  4. Cherry might be funny if he weren’t so racist. Weren’t there other players on the ice who didn’t back check their butts off on the same play? My guess is there must have been a couple of North Americans among the lot.

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