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09:07 AM ET 03.08 | Yes, there was more to Don Cherry's recent rant. Turns out part of what set [Cherry] off Saturday night was that his old friend and Coach's Corner partner Ron MacLean had been lumped in with him -- the two became one in complaints from Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke to the CBC. "I didn't like it," Cherry said of his 26-year Coach's Corner partner being involved in Burke "going behind our backs to our bosses" to tell the CBC they "should get rid of Cherry and MacLean." Say it ain't so. For his part, MacLean confirmed that Burke did indeed go to their superiors. "I don't think it was as much to get us fired as much as he wanted to see us muzzled, which is ridiculous," MacLean said.

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March 8, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Ooh, cat fight. Cat fight!!!!

March 8, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Puh-lease, get a different picture of Grapes, I keep thinking I'm having an acid flashback. Obviously, Burke is a slimeball, with delusions of grandeur!

March 8, 2012  09:23 AM ET

MaClean said to be irked by the news...or possibly by this jacket, it's very hard to tell

March 8, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Puh-lease, get a different picture of Grapes, I keep thinking I'm having an acid flashback. Obviously, Burke is a slimeball, with delusions of grandeur!

the way he's been going, I thought Burke was having delusions of adequecy

March 8, 2012  09:26 AM ET

I guess Burke feels that's he above all the criticism.

March 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET

If Burke really did this count me embarrassed for him. Go to the store and buy some big boy pants Brian.Who the heck does he think he is?

March 8, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If Burke really did this count me embarrassed for him. Go to the store and buy some big boy pants Brian.

Who the heck does he think he is?

Anymore qustions?

March 8, 2012  09:41 AM ET

The only thing I am upset about is down here, we don't get to see the fighting live.

March 8, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The only thing I am upset about is down here, we don't get to see the fighting live.

yet....
I could see Lord Irk bursting in on HNIC to pick a fight....smacking Grapes with his rolled up "Racing Form"

March 8, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

yet....I could see Lord Irk bursting in on HNIC to pick a fight....smacking Grapes with his rolled up "Racing Form"

Burke should just zip it...or it won't be long until he will be running to the ticket gates to tell on the fan's chanting 'fire Burkie' to the ticket takers...

March 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Burke should just zip it...or it won't be long until he will be running to the ticket gates to tell on the fan's chanting 'fire Burkie' to the ticket takers...

Normally I would say that's too stupid even for Burke....................but, now I think you're probably right.

March 8, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Burke should just zip it...or it won't be long until he will be running to the ticket gates to tell on the fan's chanting 'fire Burkie' to the ticket takers...

He can't. He doesn't have a zipper.

March 8, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He can't. He doesn't have a zipper.

and there isn't enough Gorilla Glue in Canada to keep his big bazoo closed

March 8, 2012  10:09 AM ET

He's just mad that Grapes was right. How low and shady is it that he goes to their bosses? Why not go talk to them if you have a problem with it? Grapes, I would imagine, is not a hard guy to find...

March 8, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Normally I would say that's too stupid even for Burke....................but, now I think you're probably right.

There is a new Sherriff in town...and it's called the fans.
What's better than trying to convince the hordes not to attend games to display their displeasure?
Having 20,000 organized and chanting in one loud voice at the ACC. A new precedent has been set with the Wilson firing...you know, Burkies coach of the year...like you know, Allaire is the best goalie coach on the planet...as quoted last week. What is wrong with this guy?
No seriously, what is wrong with him?
Going after Cherry will not earn Burke any points in Toronto....not by a long shot...or a Stanley Cup...or like I said...a long shot.

March 8, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

yet....I could see Lord Irk bursting in on HNIC to pick a fight....smacking Grapes with his rolled up "Racing Form"

Do you think that 'smacking grapes' will make him, 'wine'?

March 8, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

yet....I could see Lord Irk bursting in on HNIC to pick a fight....smacking Grapes with his rolled up "Racing Form"

No, he won't. He doesn't have the gonads for a face to face with Grapes and/or MacLean. He's at his best when he's going behind people's backs whining to the bosses. He's the kid everybody used to hate in grade school because he was running to the teacher to tattle on them all the time.

March 8, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He's just mad that Grapes was right. How low and shady is it that he goes to their bosses? Why not go talk to them if you have a problem with it? Grapes, I would imagine, is not a hard guy to find...

Why? Because that's not who Burke is.

March 8, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He's just mad that Grapes was right. How low and shady is it that he goes to their bosses? Why not go talk to them if you have a problem with it? Grapes, I would imagine, is not a hard guy to find...

Personally I honestly think that if Ron and Don's Mother's were still alive...he would have went to them first.;-0

 
March 8, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Do you think that 'smacking grapes' will make him, 'wine'?

Good God..........a Canuckism!

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