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Don Cherry, conservative icon

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Monte Solberg is a big Coach’s Corner fan.

When Don Cherry talks about the code in hockey fights, he’s talking about a code of honour. When he takes aim at visors, he’s advocating self-discipline and responsibility. When he tells hockey players not to hotdog after a goal he’s preaching humility…

On wintry Saturday nights, in a gloomy and self-absorbed world, Don Cherry stands at the pulpit of hockey and encourages us to be better people, and he reminds us all of what is good and right and just.