I'll admit it, Darryl Sutter is nothing short of brilliant when it comes to managing a hockey club. Don't tell him that though, as I would much rather rag on him than give him praise. After all, I am a wannabe sports writer, and that is what good ones do...right? Anytime I thinkáthere is the crazy notion that the Calgary Flames aren't going anywhere, I will quickly think back to what I like to call "the B.S. years" or before Sutter: The time when the Flames went seven years straight without making the playoffsáandálooked about as good as Rosie O'Donnell in a pair of short shorts. In Darryl Sutter's five-year tenure with the club they have been to the Stanley Cup finals once, made the playoffs in each year, and had no fewer than 94 points. That's not too shabby for a farm boy from Vikin ...
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