Report: Flames could ditch Darryl Sutter!

Is this the end of an era?



It's been no secret that there was rift between several Calgary Flames players and old school head coach Darryl Sutter this season, and it spilled over into more than one public back and forth. Of course, the most notable examples came from forwards Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri, both of whom are first player players under Sutter's defense-first system. It wasn't exactly surprising to see their offensive numbers considerably dropping as they get used to a new playing style.

And despite the fact that Sutter had recently inked a multi-year contract, it now appears as though there's a chance he could be on the way out of town. Take a look at what Evan Renaerts had to say on Twitter earlier this afternoon: 

"Calgary #Flames will likely go a different direction next year and buy out #Sutter (regardless that he signed for 2 more years at $4M per) . Players have shared on exit interviews their concerns is being reported. Hard to see flames buying him out but may have no other choice. Only time will tell."

Sutter and the rest of the Flames missed the postseason, further fueling speculation of a chance behind the bench in favor of a more modern-thinking head coach. 

Source: Twitter