I felt as though the writing has been on the wall for some time now. Feaster laid out his expectations at the beginning of the season and that was to qualify for the playoffs. Now that his expectations haven't been met and it appears that Feaster along with Flames ownership still isn't on board with a scorched earth rebuild.......someone has to be the fall guy. It's really sad as a fan when your team is denied a different direction because ownership is too blind to see what's staring them in the face. As an Oilers fan, I love that Calgary is going to wallow in mediocrity or pure suck for a few more years at least. They're in for some hard times in Cowtown.
Darren Dreger is making it sound like it was Sutter who quit
I think thats just a 'save face' move for both sides. Feaster doesn't want to look like he's going to pin the blame on the coach for this sinking ship and Sutter doesn't want to look like he got fired.
The conversation probably went like this:
Feaster: "Listen Brent, its going to get worse before it gets better...actually I should say its going to get worse before it gets more worse...a little worse after that, and then it really hits the fan...then it might get a little better...but probably not."
Sutter: "Oh...so you're going to trade Kipper and Iggy?"
Feaster: "Ahhh....y'know, even if I didn't..."*shrugs* "You want out?"
Sutter: "Sho' 'Nuff homeslice! I'm out!" *Flashes gang sign and leaves*