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Calgary Flames Part Ways With Head Coach Sutter

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Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images(CALGARY, Alberta) — The Calgary Flames parted ways with head coach Brent Sutter Thursday, after three seasons in which they failed to make the playoffs.

“Brent Sutter and I met and discussed a number of issues regarding the hockey team and the future,” said Flames general manager Jay Feaster in a statement. “Brent and I explored many options and ultimately determined that it is best to proceed in different directions. Brent is a great person and an excellent hockey coach. On behalf of the Calgary Flames, we sincerely appreciate his hard work, dedication and commitment to our organization, and we wish him every success.”

The Flames went 118-90-38 during Sutter’s tenure.

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