Report: Flames keeping GM Sutter and captain Iginla

TSN.ca Staff
5/27/2010 11:53:26 AM
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It appears the Calgary Flames are in hiring mode, not firing mode when it comes to the hockey operations of the organization.

According to the Calgary Herald, Flames president Ken King has put an end to the speculation about the future of Darryl Sutter as the general manager after the Flames missed the playoffs this year.

''We weren't vacillating on whether or not to keep Darryl,'' King told the Herald. ''It wasn't a question of, 'If this happens, he'll stay,' or 'If this happens, he won't.' We've gone through our evaluations. We've made decisions. ''

''What we want to do here is put an end to the death watch; to other people's speculation. We move forward.''

Instead of firing Sutter, the Flames are expected to add one or two people to assist Sutter in the hockey operations department and perhaps provide other options when it comes to important decisions.

The report indicates that one early candidate could be Calgary Hitmen general manager Kelly Kisio, who guided his WHL team to a berth in this year's Memorial Cup.

Captain Jarome Iginla was also given a vote of confidence by King, despite having a sub-par season by his high standards.

''The minimum standard here is making the playoffs,'' King told the Herald. ''We didn't achieve that. That is, in our minds, a partial setback. We have to do better.''

Last season, Iginla scored 32 goals and 69 points, his lowest goal total since the 2000-2001 campaign. But the organization is expecting the team's lone legitimate sniper to rebound to the 40-goal mark, which would go a along way to getting the Flames back to the playoffs.

Darryl Sutter (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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