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Report: Hartley has second interview for Flames post

TSN.ca Staff

5/30/2012 12:05:21 AM

According to RDS hockey analyst Vincent Damphousse, Bob Hartley had a second interview with Flames management for the vacant coaching job in Calgary.

Hartley has worked with Flames general manager Jay Feaster before, a connection that dates back to their days with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, where they won the Calder Cup championship together in 1997.

Twitter was buzzing on Monday referencing a report from TheHockeyWriters.com that said Hartley would be named head coach of the Montreal Canadiens and that Memorial Cup champion Shawinigan Cataractes coach Eric Veilleux would join him as an assistant.

However, Hartley has one year remaining on a two-year deal with the ZSC Lions in Zurich, the team he guided to a league title in Switzerland this winter.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger offered his thoughts on Hartley's current situation on Tuesday.

"It's my understanding that there's some complications with his contract over there," Dreger told TSN Radio 990. "It's a multi-year contract and the people in Zurich aren't about to rip it up and say good luck."

Hartley coached the Colorado Avalanche to a Stanley Cup in 2001. He also coached the Atlanta Thrashers for four seasons and was a panelist on RDS before taking the coaching job in Zurich.