Hockey Critic

31 July

CBC re-signs Don Cherry

Hockey fans in Canada (and across the world) may find themselves without NHL hockey next season, but may rest assured that hockey commentator Don Cherry will be back on Hockey Night in Canada. Many will recall that we went through a worse ordeal two years ago when CBC came to its grips just in time to sign the other half of the show, Ron McLean. The 70 year old Cherry has had a pretty tumultuous relationship with the CBC and will most likely still operate with a 7 second delay to keep the censors happy.
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13 July

NHL players need YOU!

Since September 11, 2001, Americans and Canadians have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome tremendous adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, mad cow, SARS, high gasoline prices, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet. [Read More!]
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10 July

Avalanche hire Quenneville as head coach

Joel Quenneville is going home - back to Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche announced his hiring as their new head coach, taking over from Tony Granato. In a some what unexpected twist, Granato will stay on as an assistant to Quenneville. The Avalanche know Quenneville quite well as he was an assistant on the Stanley Cup winning squad coached by Marc Crawford. He then moved on as a head coach, leading the St. Louis Blues for the last six seasons to a 307-191-77-18 record and very highly regarded as a coach. The Colorado Avalanche also announced that former assitant Rick Tocchet was leaving the team to spend more time with his family.
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04 July

Dany Heatley to be indicted

Atlanta Thrashers star forward Dany Heatley will be indicted by authorities from the state of Georgia, for his role in the car crash that killed teammate Dan Snyder last September. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Friday that the Fulton County district attorney's office told the Snyder family that it intended to seek an indictment against Heatley. A grand jury is expected to put forth this indictment early this week. Exact details of the indictment are unknown, but according to the original report the most serious charge Heatley could face is felony vehicular homicide, which carries up to 15 years in prison. Heatley is currently training in Calgary for the upcoming World Hockey Championships.
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