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Sports Brian Burke considered favourite to replace Don Cherry

18:15  12 november  2019
18:15  12 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Don Cherry 's offensive comments during Saturday's Coach's Corner segment should be the final straw. Unlike Cherry , Burke has won a Stanley Cup. Like Cherry , Burke can be blustery and will appeal to the pro-fighting crowd that treats Cherry as though he should be considered for sainthood.

It was as if somebody kicked his dog Blue. Turns out part of what set Don Cherry off Saturday night was that his old friend and Coach's Corner partner Ron

In this file photo, Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, looks on prior to the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)© 2014 Getty Images In this file photo, Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, looks on prior to the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) TORONTO — 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.

SportsBettingDime.com has released odds on candidates to replace Cherry after the commentator was sacked by Sportsnet yesterday for a rant about immigrants not wearing poppies on his "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday.

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2: Replace Don Cherry with @Steve_Dangle 3: BRING JOE BOWEN BACK TO TV. Burke is like an older less hip Don Cherry . He’s the version of Don Cherry that doesn’t eat his snickers bar.

Is Brian Burke heir apparent to Don Cherry ? Don Cherry turned 85 earlier this year, making him the same age Bob Cole was when he signed off the air for the last time with ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ last month. Cherry has never given any indication he plans to retire, though many have wondered if his

Burke, who currently works as an analyst at Sportsnet, is listed as the 3-2 favourite (must bet $2 to win $3) to appear on Cherry's longtime "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday.

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Hockey legend and gentleman Don Cherry speaks to The 2018 Sports Mngt Conference of his professional hockey experience and history. My trade show booth was

Don Cherry tellin' it like it is on the subject of Toronto Maple Leaf G.M. windbag Brian Burke

Burke is the 5-4 pick to be the full-time replacement next season.

Sportsnet has not said whether it plans to keep the "Coach's Corner" segment, which has been a first-intermission staple on HNIC.

Sportsnet hockey commentators Kelly Hrudey, Colby Armstrong and Craig Simpson are among the other betting favourites for Cherry's job.

The site also is taking odds on what Cherry does next, with working for another media organization the favourite.

If he goes into politics, the odds consider Cherry's most likely destination to be under Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Conservative party.

Cherry is listed as a 2,000-1 pick to join the NDP.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Brian Burke on the protocol of firing an NHL head coach .
Brian Burke explained the protocol that goes into firing an NHL head coach, and what comes next for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The post Marlies players can’t say enough about Sheldon Keefe as a coach appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Although Mike Babcock signed a lucrative eight-year, $50-million contract to join the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015, that kind of payday won’t soften the blow for a motivated, passionate coach when he’s relieved of his job.

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