Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada's resident former coach of the year, unveils the candidates for this year's Jack Adams Award: Guy Carbonneau, Mike Babcock and Bruce Boudreau.
Cherry said several deserving coaches - including Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville, Michel Therrien, Barry Trotz, John Stevens - didn't make the cut, which speaks to the depth of quality bench bosses in the NHL
"I have never seen, ever, such (a number of) worthy candidates in all my life, but unlike when I won it, it was a foregone conclusion," quipped Cherry, who won the award in 1976 with Boston.
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A mainstay of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, Don Cherry first appeared on the program in 1980 in a segment called Coach’s Corner. In what has become an important tradition for Canadian hockey fans, Cherry has been appearing on Coach’s Corner alongside host Ron MacLean since 1987, staying true to form with his candid and often controversial - but always entertaining - comments.
Ron MacLean, host of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA for more than 18 years, began his broadcasting career in 1978. After joining CBC in 1986, MacLean hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs' telecasts on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, before becoming the full-time national host in 1987. MacLean has been recognized with eight Gemini Awards for his work with CBC, including Best Host in a Sports Program for CBC’S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA in 2004 and 2006.
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