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Don Cherry breaks his silence on Morgan Rielly's end of game incident

Published February 12, 2024 at 10:47
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
The controversial hockey expert Don Cherry has often stirred things up with his opinions and statements over the years.

In light of a recent incident involving Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly, Cherry once again shared his point of view, which divides hockey fans.

Morgan Rielly's Incident: Dirty Hit on Ottawa Senators' Ridley Greig After Controversial Emprty-Netter



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In a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs lost 5-3, with the Sens' last goal being an empty-netter in the last few seconds of the third period.

The goal has attracted its share of controversy, as Ridley Greig scored with a slap-shot while he was alone in the zone and standing a few feet from the net.

After the goal, the Leafs' defenseman Morgan Rielly wasn't happy at all and he dangerously hit Greig as he was returning to his bench.

You can watch the whole incident here:



Don Cherry Shares his Candid Opinion of Morgan Rielly's Hit on Ridley Greig After He Scored With a Slap Shot into an Empty Net



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Much like the Maple Leafs head coach, who defended Rielly's actions after the game against the Senators, Cherry took the Leafs' side. He was even glad that he did it.

Here's what he said:

"I'm glad Rielly was on and I'm glad he did it. I know there's no rule in the book that says 'Don't do that' but you just don't do that."

"It was a spur of the moment thing that did. I think he meant to get him on the shoulder but he got him on the back of the neck."

Cherry might have taken into consideration that Rielly isn't a dirty player and don't often gets involved in such incidents before sharing his opinion.

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