Retired enforcers consider legal action against Don Cherry

'Hockey Night in Canada' host calls former fighters "turncoats," "hypocrites," and "pukes"

Three former NHL tough guys are “considering further recourse” against Don Cherry over the comments the Coach’s Corner host made on Hockey Night in Canada last Thursday. The bombastic television host called Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson “turncoats,” “hypocrites,” and “pukes” for their stances on fighting in hockey. In a statement released by Grimson’s legal firm, the former NHLer characterized Cherry’s outburst as “baseless and slanderous.” The CBC has distanced itself from Cherry’s on-air comments, saying that “While we support his right to voice that opinion, we do not share his position.” Cherry, meanwhile, said during Saturday’s segment that he had no regrets about the segment, except “the puke stuff and kids listening.”

CBC News

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