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GM Brad Treliving outlines the Calgary Flames decision to fire head coach Bob Hartley, saying there’s much blame to made throughout the organization, but Bob taken this team as far as he could at this time.
From the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch:
Which GMs have put up the ‘For Sale’ sign as the final hour approaches? We’re told lots have, but here’s the most active wheelers and dealers followed by the gossip that’s fit to print.
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving: He wants badly to be active and is willing to accept he hasn’t got a playoff team this spring. Teams are calling about veteran forward Jiri Hudler, who is an unrestricted free agent, along with defenceman Kris Russell. There was talk the Flames were going to re-sign Russell but the word is the two sides aren’t close to a deal but he could fetch north of $5 million on the open market and Calgary may not pay that out. Some wonder if Treliving will be able to get a goalie at this deadline.
Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis: This is a bit of surprise given the fact his team is making a run for a playoff spot but apparently he can’t be deterred by that. The 'Canes are looking to move centre Eric Staal, who told reporters in Ottawa last week he “wouldn’t be crushed” if he got dealt. The list doesn’t stop there. Teams looking for help might want to call about defenceman Ron Hainsey along with forwards Kris Versteeg and Nathan Gerbe. Forward Jeff Skinner’s name has been out there all year but his contract makes him difficult to move.
Continued with many more rumors...
from Aaron Vickers of CalgaryFlames.com,
CF.com: What veterans have surprised you in training camp?
BT: I wouldn’t say surprised. You’re always hopeful that they come in and are ready. I don’t worry about our veteran players too much in that they’re always prepared. Our fitness testing and levels were exceptional. I think in terms of just this camp, Matt Stajan is a guy that has really been good. He’s been a leader, as he always is. You can even see it, I think he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in. He’s moving better. There is a real assertiveness and seriousness about his game right now. There’s been a lot of guys that have played well but Matt just jumps out for me. He’s made sure he has come in physically and mentally prepared and it’s showing.
CF.com: You must feel pretty comfortable with the options Bob Hartley has to deploy for 3-on-3 overtime?
BT: We talked a lot about it when the rule came in. We talked a lot about personnel. We’ve had two of them now but they haven’t gone very long – a minute of two, I guess. I think we’ve got options. What I think is unique is we’ve got a lot of defenceman that can play in it and I’m not sure how many defenceman league-wide can play but we’ve got the Giordano’s, the Russell’s, the Brodie’s, the Hamilton’s, the Wideman’s. There’s players that are built for it. And then you get into the forward group. The coaches will come up with a strategy and some groupings of players but I think we’ve got some options to play with.
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from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
“Let’s get going here,” the Calgary Flames general manager was saying on Wednesday at The Hamptons Golf Club. “We’re ready. I think when that calendar turns over to September, these last few days seem to creep by. But we’re ready to go. We’re eager to get going....
“You can definitely sense an excitement in town,” said Treliving who is entering his second season as the Flames’ GM. “But I don’t think it changes anything for us.”
Well, one thing has changed.
Especially after Calgary’s surprisingly impressive 82-game campaign and even more surprisingly impressive post-season.
“Last year at this time, people were questioning whether we could walk and chew gum at the same time,” Treliving said. “Last year at this time, the only belief was within the four walls (of the Flames dressing room). The expectation for us is going to be no different here.
“We also have to temper the comments outside. Regardless of what people think, you have to go out and do it. That’s the challenge for our group.”
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
To the Calgary Flames faithful, GM Brad Treliving’s elevated himself to lofty status.
On the heels of the team signing captain Mark Giordano to a contract extension — essentially capping a summer in which the club also acquired and inked rising star blueliner Dougie Hamilton among a few other impressive moves — the praise for Treliving has gone off the charts.
Words of “wizard” and “genius” were all over Twitter in the aftermath of Giordano’s extension being announced on Tuesday....
And his latest signing, inking Giordano to a six-year extension which pays an average salary of US$6.75 million, has other benefits than just keeping the team’s captain in the fold.
“I do think Mark Giordano on the open market can make more than what Mark Giordano signed for here with us,” Treliving said. “Absolutely he did a good deal for himself, but I also think he was very cognizant of his team here and making sure we give ourselves the best chance moving forward to have success.”
Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley talks with the media about being eliminated from the playoffs and how his team is going to keep building.
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving talks with the media about where he sees his team going and the status of captain Mark Giordano.
The Calgary Sun's Eric Francis had a conversation with new Flames GM Brad Trevliving on Monday afternoon, and Treveling made two particularly telling remarks, first addressing the suggestions that his team is bidding for Jason Spezza's services...
“It’s categorically false,” said the Calgary Flames new GM, making his first public response to a report out of Ottawa saying the Flames offered up Jiri Hudler, Mikael Backlund, “possibly” Dennis Wideman and a second- or third-round draft pick.
“I haven’t made any such offers. That’s 100% fantasy island. I saw it early Sunday online and had to read it a couple times and had to remind myself ‘oh ya I’m the Flames GM. Interesting.’ ”
And then speaking bluntly and honestly about the fact that, yes, general managers actually talk to each other about potential trades on a regular basis:
The Calgary Flames will announce Brad Treliving as their new GM at 5:00pm ET.
Treliving was the assistant GM for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Watch the press conference below...
added 5:05pm, Official press release is below the video...