Cherry Picks: Saturday, Mar. 5

NHL Mar 05, 2022

Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Saturday:

Two of the best teams in the NHL go at it tonight in Denver.  The Avalanche have 7 wins in their last 10 games and the Flames have 8 wins in their last 10 games.  Both teams are looking for a bounce back after losses.  The Flames lost to the Habs and the Av’s lost to the Coyotes on Thursday.  This is going to be quite a battle, but I think I will Darryl Sutter’s Flames get the money at +1.5.  So, I'm playing the puckline.

The Cherry Pick:  Calgary Flames +1.5 goals at -189 (puckline)


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. is thrilled to have this icon of the ice rink joining us with multiple picks each week.  Check back regularly for Cherry's NHL thoughts and picks, always free and totally from the heart, with the help of his canine associate, "Blue."