Sutter watch on as Flames struggle

The Calgary Flames hadn’t even returned home from their latest loss when word starting spreading Darryl Sutter had been fired Saturday night.

“Not true,” declared Flames president Ken King just as the team’s charter arrived from Pittsburgh, prompting him to address the team immediately, informing them talk of their GM’s demise was untrue.

Perhaps the rumours began when someone noticed Sutter left the team after the game in Pittsburgh and did not join the club for the flight home. (Sutter stayed out east to do some scouting).

Either way, it’s clear despite word from owner Murray Edwards in Sunday’s Sun the club plans on staying the course, the Darryl Sutter Watch is now officially on — be it fabricated or not.

With three wins in their last 14 outings, the Flames are at their lowest point since Sutter arrived in December 2002.

And the growing belief is that, at some point, someone is going to have to pay for that.

While that makes some critics happy, such chatter will do little to help the team crawl out of the hole it’s been digging the first seven weeks of the season.

Now for more notes, quotes and anecdotes from a sports world wondering if the same Mike Richards demanding P.K. Subban show respect is the same lad who almost ended David Booth’s career with a vicious head-shot last year.

2 Responses to Sutter watch on as Flames struggle

  1. reinjosh says:

    Firing Watch 2010

    1. The Sutters
    2. John MacLean
    3. Ron Wilson

  2. FlamingHomer says:

    Know what? I think even if Darryl goes (and that would only be in the off season) that Brent gets to stay on.

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