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Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry during a hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. (1978)

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Don Cherry on the set of CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada". Originally published Dec. 3, 1994

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Don Cherry and Ron MacLean. CBC file photo. c. 1991

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Don Cherry poses in front of the Canadian flag with a Boston Bruin dog during a photo shoot

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Don Cherry and Ron MacLean of CBC Sports stand on the ice before game three of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on May 28, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Red Wings 3-2 to set the series at 2-1 Red Wings

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Head coach Don Cherry of Team Cherry signs autographs for fans during the CHL Top Prospects game against Team Orr at Scotiabank Place January 18, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Team Orr defeated Team Cherry 7-2.

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Don Cherry, announcer on CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada, " is greeted by fans as he arrives for Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Sunday, May 31, 2009.

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Hockey commentators Ron Maclean and Don Cherry stand on the ice before the start of game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center on May 13, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper (C) talks with television personality Don Cherry (L) before an interview at Game 6 in their NHL Stanley Cup ice hockey finals between Carolina Hurricanes' and Edmonton Oilers' in Edmonton, Alberta June 17, 2006

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The Honourable, Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence, speaks with Don Cherry. Before speaking speaking at the Red Friday Rally at the Canadian National Exhibition. Seen in Toronto, Canada on Friday, August 24, 2007.

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The Globe and Mail's Christie Blatchford talked to Don Cherry about hockey night in Canada and his ongoing campaign to pay tribute to fallen Canadian soldiers on his Coaches Corner segment. Cherry was photographed at his daughter's home in Mississauga on September 25, 2010.

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The Globe and Mail's Christie Blatchford talked to Don Cherry about hockey night in Canada and his ongoing campaign to pay tribute to fallen Canadian soldiers on his Coaches Corner segment. Cherry was photographed at his daughter's home in Mississauga on September 25, 2010

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