What happens to Don Cherry in new Rogers NHL broadcast deal?

Don Cherry is on Coach's Corner during CBC's Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. What does the NHL's...

Don Cherry is on Coach's Corner during CBC's Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. What does the NHL's new TV deal with Rogers mean for him? (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

TORONTO - Now that Rogers controls all of the editorial content related to Hockey Night in Canada, will Don Cherry’s future turn into a saga of Sour Grapes?

“I haven’t spoken to anyone yet, so I don’t know what’s going on,” Cherry said Tuesday night during a public appearance at Real Sport.

“Until I do, I can’t really answer any questions about this.”

A tweet from @CityNews Tuesday night indicated that “Rogers Broadcast prez has spoken with Don Cherry and they’ve agreed to meet,” an interesting twist to a very fluid story.

On the surface, you would think that no one wants to be known as the person who fired Don Cherry. Nor has it come to that point, as far as we know.

But there certainly were mixed messages sent on Tuesday morning regarding the popular broadcaster when his name came up during a splashy press conference announcing the enormous NHL broadcast deal between the league and Rogers.


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