Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Thursday:
Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators – The Oilers have been playing well during the last two games and seemed to have turn the corner. The Predators are on a real roll with a three-game winning streak. They also have a better road record than a home record, which is unusual in the NHL. Right now Nashville is in a real dog fight with the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild to keep a playoff spot. The Oilers have many games coming up versus the top teams in the Pacific Division but they need to make up some ground before February where they have a brutal schedule. I think this game will be a close one, but I’m picking the Preds with the +1.5 spread.
The Cherry Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5 goals at -236 (puckline)
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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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