Calgary Flames: Time to Rejoice As GM Darryl Sutter Steps Down

December 28th, 2010 by Aaron Brouwer Leave a reply »
Changes will finally start to happen in Calgary as the first major piece of the puzzle has fallen into place today with the announcement of Darryl Sutter stepping down.  Currently the Calgary Flames are sitting in fourteenth place in the Western Conference, but are only six points out of a playoff spot.

The man replacing Sutter for the interim is assistant GM Jay Feaster.  The Sporting News named Feaster their NHL Executive of the Year in 2004 when he led the Lightning to a Stanley Cup championship. 

Feaster served as the GM of Tampa Bay for six seasons, showing he can build a championship team.  Under his direction the Lightning won back-to-back division titles, as well as that Stanley Cup.  Feaster also has a Calder Cup under his belt as a GM.

Let's hope that this move was not made in an attempt to get the Flames into the playoffs this year.  The Flames do not need to become the Toronto Maple Leafs of the West, where they continue to bring in veteran players in an attempt to make the playoffs each season, only to fail, in turn hurting their draft position. 

Calgary fans are grateful for all that Ja ...

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