Hurricanes fire Ron Francis after stripping him of GM title Hurricanes turn Don Cherry’s rant into ‘bunch of jerks’ T-shirt “These guys to me are jerks,” Cherry said in February. “And I’ll tell you one thing, they better not do this in the playoffs. This is a joke.” But the Hurricanes embraced the criticism and clapped back by turning Cherry’s epic rant into a T-shirt.Carolina, 42-27-7, which currently sits in a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, hosts the Capitals at 7 p.m. ET Thursday.The Hurricanes have two home games remaining after that game, with their finale scheduled for April 4 against the Devils. Williams acknowledged the stint served its purpose of providing something different to entertain fans while generating attention for the team.Regardless of the outcome tonight, this will be our last storm surge of the season. It has been an absolute treat celebrating victories with our @NHLCanes fans and muddying up the waters a little bit. We’ve created a buzz again in Carolina but we know ultimately we’ve done that— Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) March 28, 2019by winning games and playing for eachother. Huge games are coming up for us. See you out there #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/rMpPADaW1Z— Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) March 28, 2019Williams’ admission of “muddying up the waters” was a nod at the team’s efforts to mock Cherry after the commentator condemned their celebrations showcasing Viking Claps, Jose Bautista bat flips and, most recently, a little dunking in honor of March Madness. Related News Don Cherry finally has his own reason to celebrate.Hurricanes captain Justin Williams took to Twitter on Thursday to announce Carolina’s “Storm Surge” post-game celebrations are coming to an end.