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Don Cherry Odds & Props: Will Cherry Move to TSN? Who Will Replace Him on Coach’s Corner?

Don Cherry (left) was fired from Hockey Night in Canada last weekend after making offensive comments about immigrants on the air. Photo by Dave O (wikimedia commons) [CC License]
  • Don Cherry was fired from Hockey Night in Canada due to offensive comments about immigrants
  • In the wake of his ouster, SBD’s team of oddsmakers crunched the numbers on Cherry’s and HNIC’s future
  • Find all of the odds, below

Love him or hate him, Don Cherry was a massive part of the hockey media. To give non-Canadian readers a snapshot of his stature in the Great White North, Cherry was ranked 7th on a list of the “Greatest Canadians” by the CBC in 2004, ahead of Wayne Gretzky (10th) and Alexander Graham Bell (9th).

The former Boston Bruins head coach was in his 35th year of hosting Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night in Canada. But that came to an end on the weekend when the 85-year-old was fired for offensive comments he made about immigrants on the air.

We won’t focus on the backstory here. Suffice to say, the following comments are what led to Cherry being relieved of his duties.

Poppies are worn in Canada as a symbol of respect, gratitude, and remembrance of military veterans.

SBD’s oddsmakers analyzed what lies ahead for both Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada in the aftermath. Here’s how we see it.

Odds on Don Cherry’s Next Endeavor

Outcome SBD’s Odds
Works for another media organization 3/1
Retires 5/1
Goes into politics 8/1
Starts a YouTube channel 15/1
Coaches a professional hockey team 200/1

Odds the Following Media Outlets Offer Cherry a Position by 2021

Outlet SBD’s Odds
TSN 5/1
NBCSN 7/1
The Athletic 25/1
NetFlix 30/1
Fox News 45/1

Odds to Replace Cherry on Coach’s Corner Next Week (Nov. 16)

Candidate SBD’s Odds
Brian Burke 3/2
Kelly Hrudey 7/1
Colby Armstrong 7/1
Craig Simpson 19/1
Elliotte Friedman 33/1
Any female 35/1
Cassie Campbell-Pascall 40/1
Member of Punjabi broadcast 99/1
A non-Canadian citizen 200/1
A European 300/1

Odds to Replace Cherry on Coach’s Corner in 2020-21

Candidate SBD’s Odds
Brian Burke 5/4
Colby Armstrong 4/1
Kelly Hrudey 9/1
Paul Bissonnette 12/1
Any female 45/1
Craig Simpson 50/1
Cassie Campbell-Pascall 50/1
Member of Punjabi broadcast 99/1
Elliotte Friedman 100/1
Wendel Clark 150/1
Tie Domi 200/1
Marty McSorley 200/1
Scott Stevens 200/1
Bob Cole 200/1
A non-Canadian Citizen 200/1
A European 300/1

Odds Ron McLean Continues to Host HNIC in 2020-21

Outcome SBD’s Odds
Yes 2/3
No 3/2

If Cherry Goes Into Politics, Odds It’s With …

Party SBD’s Odds
Doug Ford/Ontario Progressive Conservatives 12/1
Conservative Party of Canada 15/1
Trump Administration 50/1
New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) 2000/1

Odds on HNIC Viewership without Cherry

Outcome SBD’s Odds
Viewership increases w/o Cherry 4/3
Viewership decreases w/o Cherry 3/4

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