According to today's Post-Gazette:
Don Cherry, bowing to the wishes of his superiors at "Hockey Night
in Canada", has turned down KBL's offer to do a Pittsburgh version
of "Coach's Corner" on a once a week basis.
According to the PG, Cherry and KBL had agreed upon terms, and KBL
was even willing to provide Cherry with the services of a Lear
jet(To fly him to Pgh and back to Canada before midnight. I
guess that's when he turns back into a pumpkin...). But the
executives at HNiC requested he turn down the deal.
"They prefer I didn't do it," said Cherry. "I've been with them
for 10 years now, and I kind of respect their wishes."
"I'd like to come down and have some fun, but I think [HNiC] just
wanted to keep me exclusive. I said OK. For now."
George Pryor, KBL's executive producer of Penguins' telecasts said,
"We're extremely disappointed, but "Hockey Night in Canada" is his
(Cherry's) bread and butter. But you never know. In this business,
things change often."
Pens' 1990 sixth round draft pick Ian Moran has made the US Olympic
team. Moran, at 175lbs. 5-11 defenseman, plays for Boston College.
The rumor mill is churning again, this time in regard to Kevin
Stevens. It seems his surgery did not go as well as reported,
and Stevens is not recovering as well as expected. He's having
a great deal of difficulty breathing through his nose, and
doctors have advised him that more surgery would be required to
correct it. It also is rumored that doctors have advised Stevens
to quit hockey, because another blow to the face/head could result
in a life-threatening injury.
As I said, this is a rumor. I've seen nothing in the official
media regarding Stevens, other than the interview he granted a
few months ago.
Contact for the Penguins