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The Montreal media believe Bob Hartley was destined to coach the Canadiens. But he landed in Calgary with his old friend Jay Feaster instead, tasked with the very large job of reviving an aging and underskilled team.“I’m not looking back,” Hartley told reporters at his introductory news conference. “I’m not here to run autopsies. To assign blame. To pick apart what went wrong. I’m not interested in the past. I’m looking forward.”Let’s look at the challenges he faces:
Convince long-time Flames captain Jarome Iginla that this once-proud franchise can become relevant again. Hartley proved adept at handling elite players during his earlier stints in Colorado (Joe Sakic, Ray Bourque) and Atlanta (Ilya Kovalchuk).
Help Mike Cammalleri become a top gun again. The former 39-goal scorer tallied just 19 and 20 his last two seasons. After returning from Calgary in a trade with Montreal last season, he scored 11 goals in 28 games. So there is hope.
Revive playmaking winger Alex Tanguay. Hartle...
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It was 23 years ago, almost to the day, when the Calgary Flames last hoisted the Stanley Cup, defeating the Montreal Canadiens in the 1989 Stanley Cup Final in six games. Now, more than two decades later, the Flames once again beat their old rivals to the punch, naming Bob Hartley as their new head coach.Flames GM Jay Feaster welcomed Hartley at a news conference in Calgary Thursday...
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, The Calgary Flames may have a new coach, but unless the organization takes on a new direction, it won’t mean squat.
Fact is, the Flames had a good coach the last three years and fell short of their modest goal of making the NHL playoffs.
Their problems year after year don’t revolve around coaching issues, although it sure makes for a convenient...
The Montreal Canadiens seemed ready to hire Bob Hartley as head coach to replace interim bench boss Randy Cunneyworth. But Hartley landed in Calgary instead, with his old friend Jay Feaster, so Habs GM Marc Bergevin had to go back to his shopping list.Is former Penguins coach Michel Thierren the new favorite? Or is well-traveled Marc Crawford and his magnificent hair the top choice...
Lee Snowden, one of the best hockey Tweeters out there, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the Calgary Flames, what has happened this postseason and of course, his Stanley Cup Final Prediction.
PH: What do you think of the Bob Hartley hiring by the Calgary Flames?
LS: Obviously, Jay Feaster is familiar with Bob. Hartley has had success...
The Calgary Flames have hired Bob Hartley as their new head coach, the team announced on Thursday. Hartley, who also coached the Atlanta Thrashers and Colorado Avalanche, spent the past season in Switzerland coaching Zurich. He returns to the NHL for the first time since being fired by the Thrashers after an 0-6-0 start in 2007. "Bob Hartley is a winner," Flames general...
The Calgary Flames announced on May 31 the hiring of Bob Hartley as the NHL club’s new head coach. It was rumored that the bilingual Hartley was headed to the Montreal Canadiens to take over from Randy Cunneyworth, but failed to reach a deal with Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. Hartley’s last NHL coaching job was in Atlanta with the Thrashers, who have since...