Cherry Returns To Boston As NESN Guest Studio Analyst

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NESN will bring Hockey Night in Canada host and former Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry back to Beantown on the regional sports network's guest studio analyst later this month.
The flamboyant Cherry will join NESN's Kathryn Tappen and Mike Milbury on Dec. 30, when the Bruins play the Atlanta Thrashers.
The outspoken Cherry will appear on W.B. Mason's Bruins Face-Off LIVE beginning at 6:30 p.m. and on NESN's intermission coverage from the network's TD Garden studio.
"Don Cherry is one of the most colorful and opinioned personalities in the NHL," said Joel Feld, NESN's executive vice president of programming and executive producer in a statement. "We are happy to welcome him back to Boston so that he can share his unique perspective with Bruins fans on December 30."
Don Cherry coached the Bruins from 1974 to 1979, winning the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year in 1976. Cherry, well known for his passion for hockey and his colorful attire, joined CBC in 1980 as co-host of the popular ‘Coach's Corner' segment. Cherry has now been at CBC for 29 years as a commentator and analyst on Hockey Night in Canada and for CBC's Winter Olympics coverage.