A shakeup in Calgary is underway as the Flames announced Tuesday that Executive Vice-President and general manager Darryl Sutter is stepping down effective immediately.

Jay Feaster has been appointed Acting General Manager and will assume full and complete responsibilities for day to day hockey operations.

“Darryl has performed valuable service to the Calgary Flames organization for 8 years,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King in a statement. “He was the leader that ignited a renaissance of Flames hockey, moving us from a non-playoff team to an organization that was viewed as a respected and popular contender each year. We thank Darryl for his leadership and his important contributions to re-establishing the Calgary Flames as a model franchise. As we enter the next phase of our growth in the NHL, we are restructuring our leadership and processes. We are pleased that Darryl has agreed to assist in an orderly transition and will provide his valuable guidance in the process. He remains dedicated to the success of the team he worked so hard to build”.

The Flames are struggling along with a 16-18-3 record and sit 14th in the Western Conference entering play on Tuesday.


  1. albertateams says:

    The time to move on had come for sure, however before everyone piles on, remember what Sutter inherited prior to his turn as GM. He changed a franchise that accepted losing, to a annual playoff contender and came within one game of a stanely cup. 

  2. reinjosh says:

    Oh of course. He did a splendid job from the time he was hired to just a year or two ago.

    The man was amazing at finding impact players from nowhere. Kipper, Huselias, Langkow, Giordano etc. He just made mistakes in the past year.

  3. i_know_hockey says:

    golf clap

  4. HockeyThoughts says:

    Time to blow it all up. Please trade Iggy to a contender, he deserves it.

    Iggy and Kipper will bring in a lot. I don't know if Pits has anything left to give after years of trading away picks and youth for shity wingers for Sid, but if they do, they could finally solve that problem. (If I were them I'd try to trade Malkin for Nash and move Staal up to the second line when he's healthly, but that's another post for another time.)

    May as well try to get some thing for Jay Bo, and get rid of his 6.6 cap hit.

    Olli and Alex will hopefully go at the deadline.


  5. reinjosh says:

    The Flames are stuck with J-Bo. Building the defense around him isn't that bad anyways.

    Between Regehr, Iggy, Kipper and everyone else, the team could get a good amount to go towards the rebuild.

    I'm going to restrain myself on that last line.

  6. Leafs_the_word says:

    Ok, so it's official they're done, other teams should be looking to pry pieces away at bargain prices.  Iginla and Kipper are the only pieces that will land some significant value so secondary pieces could be reasonably priced if Calgary is looking for a complete rebuild.

    Someone I'd like back is Nick Hagman, he's a great two way winger, played fairly well under Wilson and is reasonably priced.  Say a 2nd round pick (should be a good one considering where the Leafs will finish) and a prospect (D'Amigo?).  This would give the Leafs depth on the wing, a 3 million dollar winger that could play on any of the top three lines, on the PP and the PK.  Good utility guy, another piece for Burke's puzzle.

  7. albertateams says:

    I disagree about j-bo he could be moved for a good return, however I wouldn't move him. He is still young and can play in all situations. I think he will continue to get better why trade him when his value is low. 

    I think Feaster will start moving out the expiring contracts first if he is allowed to move out kipper or iggy that will be the sign that its his rebuild.
    The flames better not try the TO rebuild. It is clearly not working, you don't trade first round picks during a rebuild. 
  8. reinjosh says:

    Again, the Toronto rebuild was brought on by Kessel being available. It wasn't a choice to head that way, it just sort of presented itself. I also disagree its not going to work. I'm not going to get into though as we both know each others position lol.

    I do want Calgary to do the classic rebuild however. I want Gabriel Landeskog. Badly.

    I also want Brayden Schenn pretty damn bad. I would go nuts if we landed him and then picked Landeskog at the draft.

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