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Don Cherry just launched a podcast and here's what people think so far

Don Cherry won't be disappearing from the hockey media world anytime soon after all: the disgraced (former) Coach's Corner commentator launched his own podcast, The Grapevine, this morning.

While Ron Maclean continues with the duo's Hockey Night in Canada segment alone (or with a new co-host TBD), Cherry has taken to the digital airwaves with his son, Tim, and grandson, Del to continue to talk about Canadian hockey. 

Cherry fans are obviously excited about the news, with some saying on social media that they'll be listening to the podcast instead of Sportsnet's Saturday night intermission show, which Cherry was fired from last week after his on-air remarks about newcomers not wearing poppies sparked outrage across the country.

Some Canadians, though, have indicated that they definitely won't be tuning into the show to hear the sometimes-contentious hockey analyst's thoughts, which in his first episode included his side of the story of the last week and a half's drama, along with commentary on the late Montreal Canadiens player Maurice Rocket Richard.

And others have pointed out that Cherry's fanbase isn't exactly a demographic known for its familiarity with the digital listening format. Also, how is he going to show off his suits?

Listeners are also excited — or terrified — about what the hockey icon will say on the show without a network to answer to. (If his twitter bio is any indication, he will "continue with his 'tell it like it is' attitude on hockey and more.")

The podcast is be available for streaming on Spotify, with new episodes appearing every Monday from now on.

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