I’m not going to take credit for calling any shots, but TSN reports that former Devils coach Brent Sutter is talking to the Flames. Well, duh. He’s a head NHL coach who quit his job here to return home. And the Flames fired their own coach just days before that announcement. Kind of makes sense, huh?
Here’s a nice solution to the issue: Lou should release Sutter from his contract so he can coach the Flames. In return, immediately sign Mike Cammalleri as a free agent — Cams was the primary reason that Calgary did as well as they did this year; their late-season swoon was more a function Kippy imitating a sieve than a lack of scoring. Put Cammalleri up on the first line in between Elias and Vrana, and voila – an energized offense, a bunch of young guns, and the new VEC line. In Czech, “vec” means business. And so would the Devils.