The Calgary Flames claimed that they did business a little differently than everyone else, and while everyone took that to mean that general manager Brad Treliving would not be re-signed, that was entirely inaccurate.
On Monday the Flames made a huge surprise announcement, revealing that they had come to terms on a new multi-year contract extension with general manager Brad Treliving.
From the Flames official announcement:
"We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do," said Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke. "Today's announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad's leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years."
"Brad has done a good job in leading our club and has clearly earned this reward," said Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation President Ken King. "We have great faith in our hockey operations structure and we look forward to continued and improved results."
Treliving got two huge deals done this past offseason, signing both Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan to huge new contracts, and one has to believe his success in getting those deals done for much less than the players were reportedly asking for likely played a big role in this new deal.
Unsurprisingly the terms of Treliving's new contract have not been released to the media or the public.