The Stanley Cup Playoffs means unbelievable hockey. It means spring is here. It means new heroes and legends will be born. We've heard all the cliches that the Stanley Cup Playoffs bring.
Two things are for sure. It's one of the greatest tournaments in sports and Don Cherry will be well dressed.
CBC's Don Cherry, or Grapes, has been working with the Canadian network for years and hosts "Coach's Corner" on Hockey Night in Canada. He often wears boisterous and loud suits. If any other person wore these suits they just wouldn't work. But Don Cherry pulls it off every single time.
Here are the 10 greatest and most legendary suits Don Cherry has ever worn.
This beautiful teal suit would make any woman melt on their homecoming night. It doesn't matter how many goals Bobby Orr has scored and how many legendary moments he has been involved in, Cherry looks more legendary in this suit than Orr does. A truly fantastic suit.
Nobody on this planet can turn that ugly suit into something so legendary. This neon pink suit has palm trees of different colors all over it, giving it a peaceful and tropical feeling. If anyone else wore it, they would look like a clown. But Cherry wearing it makes one feel peaceful within himself. The palm trees represent the games growth in the Sun Belt region. A truly fascinating and poetic suit.
Whether or not this suit was worn on Mother's Day is irrelevant. It makes for a perfect suit for anybody to wear on Mother's day. The eclectic variety of colors on the flowers make Cherry look like a garden of freshness. Just look at the faces of the people surrounding him. Sadness and gloom looms upon them because they know they can never wear Cherry's suit and pull it off. They will only make fools of themselves if they do.
It is well known that Don Cherry is very patriotic. He loves his country and his country loves him. Here he is shown wearing a beautiful and smooth suit which exemplifies his patriotism for his country. It is unclear why the player is smiling. However, theories suggest that Cherry offered to give him the suit to keep if Canada won their game in the World Baseball Classic. Overcome with joy, the player couldn't help but smile.
We return to the theme of flowers. Don Cherry never had to buy flowers for the women in his life. All he had to do was walk into the room with this suit and it automatically depicted the great love and emotion he felt for them. Cherry also has great love and passion for hockey, which makes wearing this suit acceptable for such an event.
Would anyone be able to wear this suit and look so tough, other than Don Cherry? Come on, seriously, even notable tough guys like the Most Interesting Man in the World would look ridiculous wearing this blue suit with purple, blue and white flowers. This suit looks romantic and tough simultaneously. The shades add onto the tough look. He truly looks like somebody that nobody would want to mess with.
This suit receives a high ranking not because of its design. Let's make it plain and simple. It's an atrocious suit. It's just plain and flat out ugly. However, Don Cherry makes it look extraordinary. Anybody else wearing this suit would look like a very bad game show host from the 1970s. Cherry somehow pulls it off. It's apparent from looking at him that he's a hockey analyst and a legendary figure. Maybe it's the look on his face or the way he buttoned up his suit. Whatever it is, only God knows.
Don Cherry needed to stay warm during the Winter Classic. So he made sure he did and he looked good doing it. This suit looks like it was worn by Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. It looks like it was brought back from the early 19th century. We've seen old movies where we see sophisticated Europeans wearing these kinds of suits in cold weather in Western Europe or New England. Incredibly, Cherry pulls it off and that's why it's one of his top-five suits of all time. The beautiful hat puts the cherry on top. No pun intended.
Zdeno Chara may be towering over Don Cherry in this photo, but everybody, including Zdeno, knows that it's Cherry that looks more legendary at that moment. If Dexter in your high school calculus class were wearing this, he would be a geeky nerd. But when Cherry wears it, he looks like a Harvard professor from the late 20th century. All he needs is a pipe to pull off the professor look completely, but even without it he looks like he's ready to prove the Cauchy-Schwartz Inequality.
This suit has a lot going on. The circles and diagonals going up and down tell a story. What that story is, only Cherry knows. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful suit. The dark blue color exemplifies the dark nights of winter. The white depicts the cold snow of winter. He truly looks like a wintry person in this picture. The symbols look like they are cryptic Aztec messages.
The greatest thing about this suit is that each and every person will have a different opinion about it. That's what makes it so artistic and legendary. And those two words definitely define Don Cherry's suits and their legacy.