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Though the Calgary Flames recently had two major off-ice departures, a pair of key additions on the ice could help them continue to turn things around.
A game after Curtis Glencross returned, the Flames could be getting Sean Monahan back Saturday when they seek their first road win over the Buffalo Sabres in almost 18 years.
Calgary's latest game came hours after president of hockey operations Brian Burke fired general manager Jay Feaster and assistant John Weisbrod on Thursday. Burke took over as interim GM.
Though the moves came as a shock to most of the team, the Flames (12-15-4) responded by winning for the fourth time in six games, 2-1 in overtime over Carolina.
Karri Ramo made 29 saves and denied the Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot in the third period before defenseman Chris Butler scored the winner.
"We reacted the right way (to the front-office shakeup). A lot of things in the game are out of your control," said enforcer Brian McGrattan, who...
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Jay Feaster has been fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames, with the team in next-to-last place in the Western Conference.
The Flames did not make the playoffs in Feaster's two full seasons as GM. This year, Calgary has just 26 points and is in 13th place in its conference.
He became acting general manager midway through the 2010-11 season. In 2004, Feaster was general...
The Calgary Flames have fired General Manager Jay Feaster today. He had a slightly under three year run as their GM as he was hired in December 2010 when he took over for Darryl Sutter. During that time Calgary never made the playoffs. Their playoff prospects are not looking any better today than when he was hired. Brian Burke takes over as an interim GM. He claims that...
Jay Feaster was fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames on Thursday, with the team in next-to-last place in the Western Conference.
Assistant GM John Weisbrod also was let go. Brian Burke, the team's president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager.
Burke said the moves were needed to get the franchise back on track toward a championship.
CALGARY, Alberta — Jay Feaster was fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames on Thursday, with the team in next-to-last place in the Western Conference.
Assistant GM John Weisbrod also was let go. Brian Burke, the team’s president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager.
Burke said the moves were needed to get the franchise back on track toward a championship...
The inevitable managerial move many have expected for some time has finally transpired within the Calgary Flames organization. General manager Jay Feaster was fired today, along with assistant general manager John Wiesbrod. Feaster has been the subject of mass public…Read more →The post Jay Feaster Fired: Brian Burke cleans house in Calgary appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Almost immediately after the termination of Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster yesterday, rumours circulated naming former Flame captain, and Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk, as a possible candidate inherit the role in Calgary. And as quickly as the Nieuwendyk…Read more →The post Joe Nieuwendyk says “No” to Calgary Flames GM position appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
In a move that everyone expected three seasons ago, the Calgary Flames (namely, president of hockey operations Brian Burke, who strikes me as someone who has no patience for dithering) have relieved Jay Feaster and assistant GM John Weisbrod of their duties, effective immediately.The Flames got off to a promising start this season only to fall to their customary spot in the Western...
he Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned Sven Baertschi to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Baertschi has played 26 games with the Flames this season netting a pair of goals and nine assists for 11 points and six penalty minutes.
“The mentality on the bench was very different after we gave up that goal than it’s been in the past,” Butler said. “We’ve been a little bit fragile, but I thought guys did a good job stepping up right after we gave up that goal.
“We didn’t panic, we didn’t go into a shell and I think that’s a positive step for us.”
Flames netminder Karri Ramo finished the night...
Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, will hold a press conference scheduled for 1:00pm ET today.
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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Feaster had been under the gun at different times during his tenure with the Flames, most notably back in January when, after the lockout had been settled, he signed a restricted free agent, Ryan O'Reilly to an offer sheet, unaware that he had played a handful of games in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League after the lockout...
This Western road trip hasn't exactly gone in the direction that Carolina had wanted, as they have now dropped three in a row in a row after losing last night's game to the Calgary Flames. It hasn't been a complete waste, they have earned a point in each of the last two losses, but the games against Edmonton & Calgary were Carolina's best chance at putting some...
Sean Monahan has a bit of extra luggage on this five-game road-trip.
A walking boot.
The Calgary Flames rookie sensation returned to the lineup for Saturday’s 2-1 overtime victory against the Buffalo Sabres, but he’ll continue to wear a protective cast away from the rink after missing seven consecutive contests due to a hairline fracture in his left foot.
“It feels good...