Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Don Cherry Sees Bleak Playoff Picture for Canada's Seven NHL Teams

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Don Cherry Sees Bleak Playoff Picture for Canada's Seven NHL Teams

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Cherry: Canadian NHL playoff picture bleak

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VANCOUVER - Canada's seven NHL teams sit outside of the playoffs heading into the all-star break, and Don Cherry doesn't envision the picture getting much rosier come April.

The famed hockey pundit predicts the Vancouver Canucks will get into the post-season in the Western Conference, while adding that the Montreal Canadiens could sneak in as one of the East's top eight clubs.

"I think Vancouver will make it and the Canadiens will be knocking on the door," Cherry said Wednesday. "At one time we had six (Canadian teams) in. I'd love to see six in, but I don't think it will happen."

The Canucks currently sit two points out of the playoffs, while the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames entered Wednesday's night action eight points out. …

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