Found October 15, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, Now add a sleep doctor to the list of services for players, coaches and managers down at the Dome. Following the path blazed by the Vancouver Canucks, the Flames are committed to ensuring their employees get at least seven-to-eight hours of shut-eye a night, whenever possible. Sound simple? Far from it. NHL players may live and travel in luxury, but the schedule is gruelling with irregular hours. Split-shifts are the norm. “While it’s true, we’re on charters and stay in top-rate hotels, the fact of the matter is these guys play a game,” Feaster says “It’s the winding-down process. They have to get rehydrated. They have to eat. Not everyone is just able to sleep on the plane. You don’t always get quality sleep on the plane. “That’s something we take into account.” more
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