Shortly after the NHL announced their billion-dollar deal with Rogers, which gave the company editorial control over CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, many began to wonder what it meant for Don Cherry and his popular Coach's Corner segments.
When asked directly, Cherry was his usual candid self.
“I have no idea what’s going on," he said. Then he turned the question around. “So I’m asking you guys — do I have a job?”
That remains to be seen. But Cherry has never been one to exercise a wait-and-see approach before weighing in, and on Saturday's edition of Coach's Corner, his first since the deal came down, he had his say. Wearing a surprisingly low-key ensemble, a proud, confident Cherry basically submitted his résumé to his new bosses during the telecast.
And it was pretty great. Cherry's comments on the deal begin at about the 5:00 mark: