Red Wings 5 – Flames 3

24 Nov

And that should just about end the tenure of current head coach, Brent Sutter. I hope that Curtis Glencross feels somewhat responsible.

Last night after goals from Iginla and Jokinen and some huge saves from Kiprusoff, Mark Giordano and Curtis Glencross took penalties with eight minutes left to give Detroit a 5 on 3 for nearly 1.5 minutes. The game was tied at 3-3 at that point, and two quick goals from the Red Wings PP means that the best Calgary can hope for now is to go .500 on this road trip. The tipping point (for me anyway) was this trip, and winning 3 of 4 on the road.

The rumour gained some ground after the Columbus game when these two things happened. Jarome Iginla and Brent Sutter seemed to not fully understand each other regarding the direction the captain is currently headed in his career, and that team president Ken King flew from Calgary to join the team for the rest of the trip. Now I can’t think Jay Feaster would let Sutter go during a trip, so I’m betting that the coaching end-date of Brent’s time here is November 28. That’s my prediction.

Even though Feaster just said Tuesday that firing Sutter is not the solution. I agree that it’s not the solution, but it’s the only option the team has available right now.

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