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Ron MacLean Opens Up on Current Relationship with Don Cherry


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Julien Trekker
September 6, 2023  (9:36)
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The MacLean-Cherry Friendship

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry's friendship disintegrated in the public eye after Cherry was let go from HNiC. Cherry had expected MacLean to support him, but instead, MacLean apologized, threw Cherry under the bus, and revived his own career.
Now at 89, Cherry has declared that their friendship is a thing of the past.
In 2022, Cherry stated:
"I don't think we'll ever be friends again."

Recent updates hint that circumstances may have shifted.
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Friends Again?

On the Bob McCowan podcast, MacLean revealed that communication between them still exists:
"The way we speak is, I phone him and then he usually phones back, but you know, Don is not big on technology," MacLean said.

He also mentioned that Kathy Broderick, Cherry's former producer, and Kevin Bieksa, a Sportsnet colleague, joined him in phoning Cherry during the NHL All-Star Game in Sunrise, Florida, this past February.
"We all sent greetings. Then I phoned him when Mayor Hazel McCallion, the longtime mayor of Mississauga, passed away. I offered to take Don to the funeral, but it would have been, you know, a bit of an event if he were there. So he asked not to go. I phoned him again on June 1, on the anniversary of [Don's late wife] Rose's passing."

MacLean conceded that disagreements abound between them, particularly in politics, but insisted these have not overshadowed their relationship.
It appears that MacLean might be attempting to win back public favor after his public distancing from Cherry.

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