Hurricanes’ Awful Season Is Actually a Protest Against Working Overtime

November 8th, 2009 by Aaron Tom Leave a reply »
Putting to rest the belief that the Carolina Hurricanes terrible start to the 2009-10 season was merely a mix of incompetent offense, embarrassing defense, and abysmal goaltending, sources within the organization have revealed that the true reason is that the 'Canes feel like they should get summers off.

"It's just ridiculous," Hurricanes forward Erik Cole declared.  "We've already got the longest schedule of any of the main sports, so why should we want to do well?  Just so we can make the season longer?  And for a piece of metal?  Come on, it's just not worth it."

Cole is but one of many players on the team who agree with this philosophy, including defenseman Tim Gleason.

"The playoffs...they're overrated," Gleason starts.  "I can see if the winning team got an extra three months off, but they don't.  I mean, I don't mind my job, don't get me wrong, but they don't pay me enough to work three months of overtime.  Playing the extra overtime periods and shootouts during the regular season add up to long enough.  You just have to draw the line somewhere."

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