Brent Sutter has a better relationship with young players than he does with veterans. Calgary never really wanted to give him what he wanted, so he did not want to stick around.
Lots of people put Brent Sutter down, but I think he makes way more sense than the Calgary Flames organization in general. His brother Darryl Sutter stocked them with overpaid no-move, no-trade contracts.
Brent Sutter is not a bad coach, it's just hard to judge any coach with what the Flames provided.
Montreal -- fired
Toronto -- fired
Edmonton -- soon to be fired
Calgary -- fired
Winnipeg -- gone next year
Ottawa -- secure
Vancouver -- up in the air
Noel made moronic decisions down the stretch with Pavelic and his lines. Too many 3rd period meltdowns, and that's a telltale sign of fatigue, which is inexcuseable when you're in 1st place, there's 15 games left in the season and you havent made the playoffs in 5 years.
Vigneault is gone if they lose in the 1st or 2nd round.
20 years since a Canadian-based team won the Stanley Cup. And that Habs team was just a Marty Mcsorely brain fart from getting bounced by Gretzky. If you think expectations arent high in Canada, watch the lead-in of any local Canadian newscast the few days before the playoffs.
Kingston local radio and TV news ran a poll "Is this the year the Cup returns to Canada?"
Kingston????? That's Ontario. Those pissants haven't experienced a successful Cup run since the late 1960s. That's like Fox-5 News covering the Hurricanes winning the Cup because we share the same time zone.
The World Juniors is another great example. Too much pressure and exposure. Canada's top teens have wilted under that pressure in grand fashion.
I do find it funny that the two shootout kings are going at it in the playoffs. We'll just see endless OTs for them.
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
Sestito still on the make a wish tour. - rholt168