Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Saturday:
The Ottawa Senators are coming off a huge upset win at the Calgary Flames. Meanwhile, Edmonton continues to struggle. But let's look closer at the matchup. The Oilers have been without some key players and now it looks like they are back in the lineup tonight. Although I like the way the Sens have been playing lately, I see the Oilers coming up with a big game on their home ice. I'm taking the Oilers to cover the -1.5 goal puckline.
The Cherry Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5 goals at +115 (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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