Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Thursday:
(Posted Record Here at Pointspreads.ca: 6 wins / 2 losses)
The Arizona Coyotes hammered the Detroit Red Wings in their last match up, scoring nine goals.
Tonight, they cross the border to the north and take on the Maple Leafs in Toronto, who are a goal scoring binge over the last week or so.
The Maple Leafs have been winning games, but head coach Sheldon Keefe can’t be too happy with their sloppy play of late. So, they will be ready tonight.
I can’t bet against the Maple Leafs at home and I think the Coyotes are going to be in big trouble tonight. So, I’m taking the Leafs and laying the -1.5 spread.
The Cherry Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs (1.63 on the 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.
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