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CHERRYGraph: A Defence of the Don

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Don Cherry is like licorice: you love or you hate him. But while licorice is judged according to its primary function as food, Cherry’s work as an actual hockey analyst is ignored by critics who focus on him as a political and cultural symbol. They take for granted that he is a tawdry bombastic caveman, representing nothing but abject savagery in the game. Most don’t watch his segments, but they...