The Calgary Flames shook up their front office Thursday after a disappointing start to the season, firing general manager Jay Feaster and assistant general manager John Weisbrod.

The Flames have just 26 points this season, good for 13th place in the 14-team Western Conference.

Brian Burke, the team’s president of hockey operations, will serve as acting general manager. He said the search for Feaster’s replacement is underway.

Burke felt the moves needed to be made to get the franchise back on track as it tries to pursue a championship.

“I wouldn’t have come here if that wasn’t the ultimate goal,” he said. “I have to look at the steps that have been taken and figure out what’s the best way for us to get on that path.



  1. leafs_wallace93 says:

    I wonder if LN91 is on Burke’s short list?

    • LN91 says:

      It will be easier for him to build the Flames then the Leafs…He already has the #1 center prospect he desperately wanted for the Leafs.

      • blaze says:

        and to think we could’ve had him for Kessel

      • reinjosh says:

        He won’t really be rebuilding it. Whoever he hires will continue to do so.

        And whoever does get the job (I’m hoping Paul Fenton will, but Neuwy probably will) will have a better start than Burke had with the Leafs.

        Giordano, Smid, Brodie and Wideman is actually a pretty decent core to work with defensively. It’s lacking a true number 1 dman, but it’s got a nice mix of skill and grit.

        Glencross and Hudler probably make up two-thirds of the future 2nd line, while Monahan slots in as the probably first line center.

        He’s got some decent prospects in Baertschi, Gaudreau, Jankowski, Poirier, Klimchuk, Seiloff, Wootherspoon, and two very good goalies prospects in Ortio and Gillies (Gillies is looking like an absolute stud).

        Plus he’s got some nice expiring contracts that have some decent to good value to playoff teams in Cammalleri, Stajan, Stempniak and Kris Russel and potentially TJ Galiardi if they decide he’s not a long term piece.

        And the only real bad contract they have is David Jones.

        There is a decent foundation to work with here, for whoever takes over the team.

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