Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Tuesday:
Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (Tuesday Night) – This is a tough matchup. The Canucks are an underdog at home and have stumbled as of late. They have had a lot of players out with Covid protocols, but now it looks like they might all be back for tonight's game. Meanwhile, the Oilers are coming off a big win and Mikko Koskinen played well against the Flames. The question is – did the Oilers finally turn a corner? Both teams are chasing that last playoff spot, so this is a big game for both clubs. I wouldn’t bet the farm on it, but I can’t go against my buddy Bruce Boudreau at home. So, I’m taking the Canucks and the spread at +1.5 on the puckline.
The Cherry Pick: Vancouver Canucks +1.5 goals at -192 (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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