Don Cherry Likes the Leafs

Oh-Canada Jan 19, 2022

Season Record:  2 wins / 1 loss (here at POINTSPREADS.CA)

Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Wednesday:

Leafs vs Rangers – This is a really tough one to figure out.  The New York Rangers are underdogs at home, where they have won 10 out of 15 games.  The Toronto Maple Leafs are on a roll and appear to be firing on all cylinders.  It seems when the Leafs’ offense stalls, Campbell comes up with a big game and when Campbell stumbles the Leafs pour in a ton of goals.  It’s tempting to take the Rangers as a live underdog at home, but I have to take the Leafs straight up to win.

The Cherry Pick:  Toronto -150 (moneyline)

Important Note:  Our official Pick of the Day is NY Rangers at +130, so we split on this game and our opinions.


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."