NHL season unlikey, says Hockey Night in Canada host Don Cherry

Don Cherry has called it: there is little hope of an NHL season this year.

“If I’m betting, I’d say no,” said Cherry during an interview with CBC Toronto radio host Matt Galloway about Hockey Night in Canada‘s 60th anniversary.

“If this goes after January 1, we might have it gone for the whole season,” Cherry said.

But, fans shouldn’t blame NHL commissioner Gary Bettman for the lockout, Cherry said. Instead, he placed the blame squarely on the backs of the owners.

“They had a vote at the start and 30 owners said ‘yes, lockout,’ it wasn’t Bettman,” Cherry said.

The full interview is here:

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.