Cornered

Hardcover | October 11, 2011

byRon Maclean, Kirstie McLellan Day

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Ron MacLean has been a Saturday night tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada’s most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era. He is a master of seeking the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry, on “Coach’s Corner.”

And he has never written a book—until now. Cornered is packed with inside accounts—some inspiring, many hilarious—from his early days as a part-time radio announcer and weather forecaster in Red Deer, Alberta, to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics. Perhaps no other journalist has witnessed first-hand more Canadian sports milestones in the past quarter century. From Gretzky to Catriona, Mario to Salé and Pelletier, MacLean has been there with an eye for detail and an appreciation for what makes a great story.

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Ron MacLean has been a Saturday night tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit, arched eyebrows and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada’s most watched weekly program. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches and personalities of an era. He is a master of seeking the best in...

RON MacLEAN, host of CBC’sHockey Night in Canadafor twenty-five years, began his broadcasting career in 1978 as an all-night DJ in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1984, he moved to Calgary to host Flames telecasts on Channels 2 and 7. MacLean joined CBC in 1986, where he hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ telecasts on HNIC, before becoming the full...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554689740

ISBN - 13:9781554689743

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An insight into Canada's Favourite Sidekick In “Cornered”, Ron MacLean talks about many things. Some are tied directly to his moderator role on Hockey Night in Canada's “Coach's Corner”, some are tied to his personal relationship with the aforementioned coach, Don Cherry. We learn about Ron's personal history, growing up in Alberta and getting into the broadcast industry, and we get a glimpse of his current home life in Ontario. We also are given some insight into the National Hockey League, or at least into the personalities that make up the game during the past 20 years. We also gain some insight into the personal and political beliefs into the author. Overall, a good read. Often great. RATING: 4 stars.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not too original Lots of name dropping and self important stories. Interesting career progression and a few good "'s
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I enjoyed the stories shared in this book. There is a never-ending wealth of stories when Donald S is involved.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good book Nothing to crazy happens in this book, but still a good read for a hockey fan or a Canadian. He talks about his life and how fun and crazy it is to work with the one and only Don Cherry. A good book for sure.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book!! Not so much about hockey, but more about the life of Ron MacLean. Still a great read!!
Date published: 2014-11-02