Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Monday:
(Posted Record Here at Pointspreads.ca: 5 wins / 2 losses)
The Battle of Alberta starts up again tonight. The Flames are riding high after a big win in Colorado while the Oilers are licking their wounds after a tough loss to the Habs.
The Flames have been great at home with a 15-4 record and the Oilers are a decent 16-10 on the road. The Flames have only lost 2 out of their last 10 games and the Oilers have only won 5 out of their last 10 games. You’d think this would be a cakewalk for the Flames but the Oilers are looking for a big bounce back so it’s going to be closer than one might think.
This is a game on-hand for the Oilers, and if they win they are only 2 points back for 3rd place and 3 points out of 2nd spot. So this is a tougher pick than one might think, but I can’t bet against Sutter and the Flames at home; Calgary straight up.
The Cherry Pick: Calgary Flames -190 (moneyline)
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Don Cherry is a living legend. The Canadian ice hockey commentator and sports writer started out as a professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) head coach. He coached the mighty Boston Bruins for five seasons and led his team to two Stanley Cup Final appearances. Later, Cherry co-hosted "Coach's Corner" a popular show during CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast. Well known for his outspoken manner, opinions, and flamboyant dress Cherry was even voted by viewers as the seventh-greatest Canadian of all-time in the CBC miniseries "The Greatest Canadian." In 2010, his amazing life was dramatized in a two-part CBC movie, "Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story," based on a script written by his son, Timothy Cherry. In 2012, CBC aired a sequel, "The Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II." Cherry now co-hosts a weekly show, The Don Cherry Grapevine Podcast.
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