Hockey Night in Canada commentator and all-around fashion plate Don Cherry (pictured below dressed as The Riddler) will soon be the subject of a two-part movie written by his son, Tim, THE TORONTO STAR reports.
“We’re trying to find out if Brad Pitt can play the leading role,” jokes the movie’s protagonist. “Maybe George Clooney could play me in the later years.”
Nice try, but it’s Richard Attenborough all the way for you, Cherry.
Bruce Garrioch of the TORONTO SUN has what we hope is an erroneous report. Apparently the NHL is considering completely cancelling the league’s all-star game.
Excerpt:”Though cancelling the game seems a little harsh, there are proponents of that route in the NHL headquarters. At the very least, it would appear the skills competition is going to become a victim of the changes once the league figures out what direction it wants to take.”
Next year’s game in Montreal is definitely a go, but future games after that are up in the air. One option would be to cancel the skills competition and have a “headliner concert” the night before the game. That certainly would create a dilemma on which act would be chosen. Read more…
Ol’ reliable Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD notes that “Dwyane Wade was celebrating his 26th birthday with about 20 family members at DeVito South Beach when an unidentified Canadian man approached general manager Chris Cuomo and asked to meet Wade in exchange for paying half of Wade’s $4,500 bill. Wade had the fan sent to his table and took a photo with him.
”’That was great. I said I should start going to different restaurants and if people want to come up and pay for my bill, I like it,” Wade said, laughing. He and his daughter and her friend just wanted to meet me. He didn’t give me his card.’”
Fat cat Canadians. If this isn’t the best evidence of the effect the declining American dollar is having on the South Florida economy in the wintertime, we don’t know what is. And besides full-friction Fifi at The Cheetah, who really want a guy’s card who just dropped $2,250 to meet Dwyane Wade?