Darryl Sutter Feeling the Heat: May Cooler Heads Prevail

March 27th, 2010 by David Kopp Leave a reply »
All this photo needs is a black and white placard in front and the head-hunting that many Flames fans are doing will be over.

Book 'em Dano—guilty of great management.

The man of the hour at last year's trade deadline—the Quiet One, Grumps—who brought Olli Jokinen to Calgary in a move that was then termed "brilliant," is being called to the gallows leading up to the Flames' probable ninth-place finish.

Oh, for shame, you lackluster Flames. But whose head really deserves to roll?

Every team drools over a 6'3", 215-pound center in his prime. The Flames had a need and Sutter got it done.

Is he to blame if Olli saved his best for the bronze-medal game this past Olympics? The experiment failed, but did Darryl?

The biggest name this past July in the free agent frenzy—the one more talked about than even stellar Euros like Hossa, Gaborik and Havlat—was Jay Bouwmeester. 

Who would be the highest bidder? Who had the cap room? Los Angeles? Vancouver?

Sorry, boys, there would be no bidding war.

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