Don Cherry once bit another hockey player.
Nardwuar The Human Serviette caught up with the host of Hockey Night In Canada's Coach's Corner at Vancouver's Rogers Arena, where the Boston Bruins were practicing for their next game in the Stanley Cup Finals.
In game one of the series, Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows received a double minor roughing penalty on Boston's Patrice Bergeron, who also got a roughing minor.
Replays of the incident showed what looked like Burrows biting Bergeron's finger, but Burrows didn't get an additional penalty despite Bergeron asking the referees to send Burrows to the box for more time. Biting is an offense that can get players suspended, but Burrows didn't receive a suspension, since there was no proof he'd intentionally bit Bergeron.
Cherry, who was dressing down in comparison to his usual flashy standards — but was sporting on heck of a dapper hat — told Nardwuar that he had once been bitten.
"I can't remember who did it, but I know I did a number on him afterwards. We used to do it back in those days," he said in video of the interview that can be seen below.
But then Cherry dropped an even bigger trivia nugget for Nardwuar, saying he'd also bitten another player.
"I can't remember [who it was], but he tasted good," he said.
Coach's Corner co-host Ron MacLean showed up at the end of the interview and confirmed a longstanding urban legend that he'd once given one of his Gemini Awards away to a random person at a bar.
"I don't keep any of those," he said. "Lawrence Of Arabia never kept any of the awards and the medals he won, and I always thought that was a good thing."
"I do it when I'm sober, too," he interjected. "If you're wondering if I do it when I'm drinking, I give away a lot of stuff away when I'm drinking, but..."
As he always does with interviewees, Nardwuar presented Cherry with several gifts, including the theme song to the 1976 Canada Cup, and albums by Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr. He also pulled out a copy of BKS' "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Techno," to which Cherry lent his vocals in 1993. The tune was recorded for charity.
The Vancouver Canucks currently lead the Boston Bruins with three wins to two in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. The sixth game, which could see the Canucks winning their first ever Stanley Cup should they prove victorious, will be played tonight at Boston's TD Garden.
Check out the interview below: