Darryl Sutter ‘Steps Down:’ What’s Next for the Calgary Flames?

December 28th, 2010 by LaToya Wilson Leave a reply »
It’s eight years to the day when Darryl Sutter started his tenure with the Calgary Flames and he is finally gone.

While I give major credit to Sutter for reviving a corpse of an organization (trust me, I was attending games during those dreaded playoff-less years), it was time for him to go.

Actually, it was time for him to go in the summer.

Now that Gollum's reign over his “preeeecious” Calgary Flames has ended, what’s going to happen? To put it simply, the Flames are a mess. Just how big of a mess? Well, think of it like Barack Obama becoming President and having no major changes happen. Why? Um, where do you begin?

Mainly, the Flames are out of date. The deals made in the summer put them even further out of date with contracts that are virtually untradeable.

New GM Jay Feaster has a jigsaw puzzle to deal with, and he has got to come up with a reasonable plan. As he stated today, at the moment, he’s not interested in rebuilding. Unlike Darryl though, his mind isn't completely closed off to the idea. As far as I believe, I don’t think that Jarome Iginla is back on the mar ...

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