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The collected Twitter wisdom of Don Cherry

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Don Cherry has a become a Twitter must-read

Don Cherry’s tweets are often as colorful as his renowned jackets. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

Collecting Don Cherry’s finest moments on Twitter as he approaches the 1,000 tweet milestone might seem a bit like a band putting out a greatest hits compilation right after their first album.

That just goes to show how often the Hockey Night In Canada legend tweets pure, unadulterated gold.

Back in the early days, Cherry simply linked to Coach’s Corner videos online, but has since graduated to offering up hot sports opinions and the occasional day-in-the-life stuff which, of course, is the premium material.

We all know Don doesn’t actually send these tweets himself. He’s a moderate Luddite when it comes to this stuff: he avoids technology himself, but understands the way it can enhance his brand so he has Kathy Broderick, a producer at Hockey Night, do the actual work. Top marks to Kathy, because she does a bang-up job of capturing Don’s voice while translating him into English. No small feat, that.

Here are some of our favorites so far as we look forward to to next thousand.

The Raccoon Incident

TV Stars in Stripes

Ken Dryden still stickin’ it to Grapes

Steve Bernier’s Cup Final goat horns

MacLean is always on

The Greatest Ever

You have goldfish? Please, go on…

Wait…Kaleta is cheap?

And at the end, Ferris Bueller tells them to go home

Basketbrawls

Everyone’s a critic

Or however you say it

Luongo’s Contract

Dey terk er jerbs!

UPDATE: This post has been Don Cherry approved

My day has officially been made!

  • Published On Apr 10, 2013
  • 1 comments
    Bellinghamster
    Bellinghamster

    gotta love Grapes, for those who take him too seriously, all I can say is it's all about entertainment. He doesn't entertain you? How can you not laugh at his suits? I was a season ticket holder to the Colorado Rockies. (Sympathy accepted). He is the only part of the Rockies that was EVER any fun!!! My late mother adores you Don! She and Rose are waiting for you!