Despite some of his hypocriticalness, we love Don Cherry. Guy’s hilarious and has more hockey stories than a zamboni driver.
Over the weekend he laid some verbal smackdown in regards to the Chara hit, including a ontage of turnbuckle hits over the past two decades, and presented an idea on how to make that area of the ice safer, calls Molson’s/Habs arena’s turnbuckle “a joke” (comparing it to Philly’s superthick turnbuckle padding).
The difference between Montreal and Philly’s turnbuckle padding is insane. Philly basically strapped a crashpad onto it; Montreal has a pillow. Madenning. But Montreal is really all about “safety first.” Bullshit.
Another look at Cherry’s turnbuckle design.
Above from PuckDaddy
Certainly is a step in the right direction.