"I have to have these days to make sure I'm right in what I state this weekend. Some Cherry fans stood quietly on the sidewalk with Canadian flags while others raised placards in the air. A constant needle-mover throughout his career, Cherry's shooting has controlled the Canadian news cycle given that his departure was revealed Monday. With his over-the-top bombast and on-air chutzpah, Cherry has actually constantly been a polarizing broadcaster. Since his departure, Cherry has actually made the media rounds on a number of national and regional outlets.

Ron MacLean states he will be on the air this Saturday night, but there's no word on what the very first intermission of the long-running Hockey Night in Canada broadcast will look like.

Because 1982, it has actually been home to Don Cherry and his Coach's Corner segment, which MacLean has co-hosted because 1986. However the 85-year-old Cherry was fired by Rogers Sportsnet on Monday for remarks he made in his Nov. 9 segment about immigrants not appearing to use poppies.

"You will see us on Saturday," MacLean stated when asked by CBC on Wednesday if he would be on the air, however decreased to comment even more. A spokesperson told The Canadian Press the network was "thinking about options" for the broadcast.

"I am not saying anything yet to the subject right now," MacLean told the CBC. "I have to have these days to make sure I'm best in what I say this weekend. To believe about all that is going on and process it. Which's where I'm at. And I'll leave it at that."

On an NHL broadcast on Sunday, MacLean did apologize for Cherry's remarks and his absence of response.