NHL 2009-10 Preview: Northwest Division

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Alan Bass in NHL
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Calgary Flames Plus: 1. Coaching: Although I still think it is a really a-hole move by Brent Sutter to leave New Jersey in the midst of a contract to coach Calgary, brother Darryl could not have chosen a better candidate.  With two World Junior Championships and some quality seasons in Newark, Brent Sutter has shown he is a quality coach who can lead an NHL team to the postseason. 2. Improvement: Although they lost Mike Cammalleri and Jordan Leopold, the Flames were able to bring in Jay Bouwmeester.  With prospect Mikael Backlund coming into the NHL this season, he may be able to learn some strings (and eventually take his place).  All together, the Flames may have actually improved, contrary to popular belief. Minus: 1. Management: By this I don’t mean that Darryl Su ...

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