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from Eric Francis at the Calgary Herald,
With the Flames off to another perplexing 5-10-1 start, frustrated fans are pointing fingers at the coach.
Some wonder if his new system is too complex for the players, others suggest he’s been unable to command respect in the room.
Many don’t care why – they simply want him fired.
It’s as absurd a notion as it is symbolic of the world we live in today. Everyone wants instant results, and instead of trying to strive for solutions they propose the easy, knee-jerk reactions.
That’s not the way households, businesses, countries or hockey teams should be run.
“For people to say that is pretty ridiculous,” said Sean Monahan of the growing calls for Gulutzan’s head.
“It’s a process and sometimes things aren’t going the way you want them to. I think it’s just a matter of the full 20 guys buying in. We’ve got a lot of skill and you look at our team on paper we’re a good team. Right now we’re not showing it on the ice.”
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
“Gully’s done a great job so far,” said Mark Giordano, getting a load of, unbelievably, his sixth head coach in Calgary. “He comes in, he’s been clear in what he wants us to do. But really, really positive … and really easy to approach and talk to.
“I don’t see that any player should feel intimidated.”
The on-ice portion of Gulutzan’s term began in the morning with the first of his three groups on the Saddledome sheet.
Nervous? Nah. This is a day he’d been looking forward to.
“I was anxious,” said Gulutzan. “I’m like, ‘I’m done looking at the computer, I’m done looking at schedules. I would like to get on the ice and see these players for myself for the first time.’ ”
Collar popped, hair perfect, the skipper glided out amongst his troops – name-bars, finally, on the backs of their practice jumpers – and demanded, and received, a brisk pace.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Maik,
“When you’re a [NHL] head coach, it’s trial by fire,” said Gulutzan, who was only two years removed from coaching Las Vegas of the ECHL when he got a chance to coach the Dallas Stars in 2011. “I can write you a long list of what I know I did well – and what I would change – but at the end of the day, the biggest thing is experience. In Dallas, I had Jamie [Benn] as a young superstar – and Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney as older players – all those guys teach you something about the league and the game.
“I would say it’s like going to university and becoming an engineer. They’ll all tell you, ‘I went to school for four years and studied my tail off, but I realized when I got out of there that I didn’t know a thing about building a building until I got on the site.’ You can’t replace experience, and these last five years have given me a good base in the National Hockey League.”
Gulutzan’s career trajectory is similar to that of his new boss, Flames’ general manager Brad Treliving. Both played junior for the Brandon Wheat Kings, Gulutzan arriving the year after Treliving left.
Neither ever emerged too far out of the deep minor leagues as players. Accordingly, they had to work their way up the ranks – and convince people of their ability and worth – every step along the way.
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have named Glen Gulutzan as head coach. Gulutzan joins the Flames after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.
Gulutzan, a native of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, brings 15 years of coaching experience to the club. Prior to serving the Canucks, the 44-year-old was the head coach of the Dallas Stars for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and before that, he led the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars for a pair of campaigns. In 2009-10, he took the AHL’s Stars to the Calder Cup finals.
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
The man who currently employs Glen Gulutzan has little to gain by raving about his prized assistant.
But that’s how highly Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins thinks about the man who could be announced as the next Calgary Flames coach as early as Friday.
“I have a lot of respect for him and confidence in him,” said Desjardins when asked about the 44-year-old Gulutzan, who has been one of his right-hand men the last two years.
“He’s smart, he’s structured, he works hard and he more than does his job. He’s been real good for us. I like a lot of things about him.”
Desjardins might not like the idea of facing a Gulutzan-coached team on the other side of the Rockies, but as a friend he’d certainly understand.
“I knew what he was like when I worked for him and I just think he’s a guy you can trust,” said Desjardins, who was an assistant in Dallas while Gulutzan coached the Stars.
“He’s really thorough and he’s won at a number of levels and that’s always a good sign.”
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistant coach Paul Jerrard have been relieved of their coaching duties, effective immediately.
"I would like to thank Glen Gulutzan and Paul Jerrard for the work they provided to the Dallas organization over the past four seasons," said Nill. "They are both quality coaches and men, but we have decided to go in a different direction with our coaching staff and we wish them well in their next endeavors."
Gulutzan, 41, was the 21st head coach in franchise history and led the club to a 42-35-5 record in 2011-12, and a mark of 22-22-4 in the shortened 2013 campaign.
Assistant coach Curt Fraser and goaltending coach Mike Valley will both be retained by the club moving forward.
The Dallas Stars lost 3-2 the the LA Kings today.
“The most frustrating part was really the first 30 minutes of getting outworked. That’s always the most frustrating part. I’ve got no problem if you go in a shootout or you play hard and you just don’t get results. When you only play 30 minutes, some team comes into your building on a Friday night and outplays you for 30 minutes, I have a real big problem with that.”
“How do you deal with the problem? You have to make them aware that they are not good enough – with or without Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro in the lineup – to not be a hardworking team. That’s the message. They are just not good enough.”
-Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan after losing to Tampa Bay last night. There’s more from Mark Stepneski of ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth.
FRISCO, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the club has hired Glen Gulutzan (pronounced Gull-it-zen) as the 21st head coach in franchise history. Gulutzan has signed a two-year contract with a club option for a third season.
The Dallas Stars will hold a press conference on Monday, June 20, to formally introduce Gulutzan as head coach. It will take place at 11 a.m. (Central Time) on the Platinum Level at American Airlines Center. Media parking is available in Lot F on the North side of the arena; please enter through the Administration Entrance on that same side. Both Nieuwendyk and Gulutzan will be available at the press conference.
Gulutzan, 39 (born Aug. 12, 1971), has served as head coach of the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), for the past two seasons. He led the club to the AHL Playoffs in both campaigns and coached the Stars to the Calder Cup Finals in the franchise’s inaugural season of 2009-10. Gulutzan posted a cumulative 87-56-17 record (.597 points percentage) during the regular season and a 16-14 (.533 winning percentage) record during the playoffs with Texas.
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
The Stars have selected Glen Gulutzan as the next coach of their team and are in the process of negotiating a contract with the head coach of their AHL affiliate, according to a source close to the situation.
Gulutzan, 39, has been head coach of the Texas Stars for the past two seaons and took them to the Calder Cup Finals two seasons ago.
Other candidates were: Ken Hitchcock , Kirk Muller and Peter Horacheck.
A report in ESPNDallas.com cites a source as saying the Dallas Stars will hire Glen Gulutzan as its next coach.
Gulutzan, 39, has spent the last two seasons as coach of the Texas Stars, Dallas’ American Hockey League affiliate. The team made the playoffs both seasons, including a trip to the Calder Cup finals in 2009-10.
If hired, Gulutzan would replace Marc Crawford, who was fired following the end of this past season after two years behind the bench.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting the Minnesota Wild soon could hire Craig MacTavish as its next coach.
According to the newspaper report, MacTavish has had two interviews with General Manager Chuck Fletcher and has toured the Xcel Energy Center and the team’s locker-room facilities.