The Cherry Pick: Tuesday, March 15th

NHL Mar 15, 2022

Don Cherry's NHL Pick for Tuesday:

(Posted Record Here at  7 wins / 3 losses)

Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs:  

There is no doubt that the Maple Leafs are in a deep slump right now as they ride a two-game losing streak.  The Stars are 6-3-1 in their last ten games, but like Toronto, have also lost their last two games.

The big news is that Auston Matthews is out, serving the first of a two-game suspension.  Dallas has not played well on the road this season, at just over .500 in the visitour role, but these games are important for the Stars to stay in the wild card race.

The Leafs are desperate to pull out of the current nosedive, as the Boston Bruins are just two points back of the Leafs.  Sometimes a team will pull together when their star player is out of the lineup, and that’s what I think will happen tonight.

I am taking the Leafs to win straight up.

The Cherry Pick:  Toronto Maple Leafs (1.71 on the moneyline)


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."