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Ron MacLean's first real public statement since apology; 'I'm disappointed in me'

16 novembre 2019
Ron MacLean was somber and stoic while making his first real public statement on the Don Cherry controversy since his apology the day after the incident. In it, he said Coach's Corner is no more, and admitted to "hurting."

"I have collapsed 100 times this week, if not more," said MacLean while stating into the camera. "We're all disappointed, Bobby Orr is disappointed in me, Bobby, I'm disappointed in me."

MacLean said he's been reflecting all week long and listening to what people had to say on social media. He said he's also discussed the situation with Cherry himself.

"We have communicated...Don said 'Ron a lot of people will be watching this for a while', don't go too far."

"So all I can do is unpack my heart a little bit here and then see how you feel...it's not about Don and me, it's clearly about something bigger so let me go back to last Saturday and take you through the last 30 seconds of Coach's Corner."

"I was kind of praying, I don't think I'm hearing trouble, but I might be hearing trouble. Anyway, then it was done. Then you called us on it, which I thank you for because that's the new world."

"Now you have in real time, social media and kind of a democracy happening, so you caught it."

"I felt so bad, and I apologized immediately. And Don, you know Don, defiant. And there were steps that needed to be taken because of what had been said by Don. And he didn't want to do those steps. So, he made his choice and I made mine. And then the next choice, which was a really hard choice...I'm in a foxhole with Don and he had decided to go one way and I another. And you say ok, how can I choose principle over friendship? But I had to. I thought a lot about falling on my sword, too. And I thought, no but if I do that I infer that what happened is right somehow or that I'm going along to get along."

"Don taught me to stand, right, and I had to have to courage of my convictions. And that's what I'll say about you Don, you know I love you so much."

"Here I am standing up and taking my position, but that doesn't mean anything in terms of my respect for you and my judgement of you."

"We honour what you've meant to the game, to the fact that you've been there for human beings and sentient beings. Just a fantastic human being. I love you very much and we honour you tonight in this last talk about a Coach's Corner."



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TOP 20 G A PTS
JOHN TAVARES
2 1 3
CONNOR MCDAVID
- 3 3
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2 - 2
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2 - 2
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2 - 2
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1 1 2
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1 1 2
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1 1 2
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1 1 2
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1 1 2
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1 1 2
CALLE JARNKROK
1 1 2
ALEXANDER KILLORN
1 1 2
JOHAN LARSSON
1 1 2
NINO NIEDERREITER
1 1 2
SAM REINHART
1 1 2
ZAC RINALDO
1 1 2
REILLY SMITH
1 1 2
TOMAS TATAR
1 1 2
TYLER TOFFOLI
1 1 2
COMPLETE LIST  
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
33 55
LEON DRAISAITL
33 54
NATHAN MACKINNON
30 47
BRAD MARCHAND
31 46
DAVID PASTRNAK
31 45
JACK EICHEL
32 44
JOHN CARLSON
32 43
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
30 37
ARTEMI PANARIN
30 37
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
30 36
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GOALS GP G
DAVID PASTRNAK
31 25
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
32 21
JACK EICHEL
32 20
NATHAN MACKINNON
30 19
AUSTON MATTHEWS
32 19
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
CONNOR MCDAVID
33 36
LEON DRAISAITL
33 35
JOHN CARLSON
32 32
NATHAN MACKINNON
30 28
BRAD MARCHAND
31 28
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
32 43
DOUGIE HAMILTON
31 30
CALE MAKAR
29 28
VICTOR HEDMAN
27 27
KEITH YANDLE
30 26
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
CALE MAKAR
29 28
VICTOR OLOFSSON
32 28
QUINN HUGHES
30 24
ILYA MIKHEYEV
32 17
MARTIN NECAS
27 16
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
BRADEN HOLTBY
23 15
FREDERIK ANDERSEN
25 15
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
25 15
DAVID RITTICH
25 14
TUUKKA RASK
19 13
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
PEKKA RINNE
17 3
JAROSLAV HALAK
12 2
TRISTAN JARRY
12 2
ALEXANDER GEORGIEV
14 2
CARTER HUTTON
15 2
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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