“At the conclusion of our season, we said that our new coach would be given the privilege to make decisions on his staff,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster.
Bob Hartley has already brought Jacques Cloutier on board as his assistant this week.
Was coaching the problem? Clearly not, the Flames have had several different coaches and associate coaches in the three years they’ve missed the playoffs. But will these be the coaches with big enough balls to start cutting veterans? Perhaps that’s the plan.