Don Cherry's tweets are often as colorful as his renowned jackets. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
By Allan Muir
Collecting Don Cherry's finest moments on Twitter as he approaches the 1,000 tweet milestone might seem a bit like a band putting out a greatest hits compilation right after their first album.
That just goes to show how often the Hockey Night In Canada legend tweets pure, unadulterated gold.
Back in the early days, Cherry simply linked to Coach's Corner videos online, but has since graduated to offering up hot sports opinions and the occasional day-in-the-life stuff which, of course, is the premium material.
We all know Don doesn't actually send these tweets himself. He's a moderate Luddite when it comes to this stuff: he avoids technology himself, but understands the way it can enhance his brand so he has Kathy Broderick, a producer at Hockey Night, do the actual work. Top marks to Kathy, because she does a bang-up job of capturing Don's voice while translating him into English. No small feat, that.
Here are some of our favorites so far as we look forward to to next thousand.
The Raccoon Incident
TV Stars in Stripes
Ken Dryden still stickin' it to Grapes
Steve Bernier's Cup Final goat horns
MacLean is always on
The Greatest Ever
You have goldfish? Please, go on...
Wait...Kaleta is cheap?
And at the end, Ferris Bueller tells them to go home
Everyone's a critic
Or however you say it
Dey terk er jerbs!
UPDATE: This post has been Don Cherry approved
My day has officially been made!