The young Canes have grabbed plenty of headlines this season with their post-win Storm Surge celebrations, full-team salutes to their fans at PNC Arena in Raleigh, including a Jose Bautista-esque bat flip, and a limbo line over the weekend.
Perhaps the irony was lost on Don Cherry, a man known for his flashy, attention-seeking suits, when he espoused a "get off my lawn" persona Saturday as he discussed the topic of the Carolina Hurricanes' postgame celebrations.
"This is a joke", Cherry said.
But there's no room for that kind of celebratory behavior in hockey, Cherry said.
At 85-years-old and not having coached in the National Hockey League since 1980, it's likely that Cherry has little understanding of the modern athlete and how they behave. They're still not drawing. "You don't do this [in] professional hockey".
"That is absolutely ridiculous, they're jerks doing it ..." You never do anything like that.
"We're a bunch of jerks and we have the shirts to prove it", they added. It's also rather ironic that he chose to say "imagine Justin Williams doing something like that?" when Williams - the current Canes captain - is a driving force behind the trend and one of its biggest defenders.
The Hurricanes won again Saturday night, beating the Dallas Stars, 3-0.
But the Hurricanes don't seem to care what Cherry - or anyone, for that matter - thinks.
The team's official Twitter account changed up their bio, and it's internet trolling at it's finest.
Perhaps Cherry made those comments for ratings or to go viral, or maybe he actually believes what he said. As a result, they've leaped over the Pittsburgh Penguins to find themselves in the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.