“This isn’t about who’s in the on-deck circle or finding a prettier girl at the dance-floor.”
That from Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving, as he’s announced the firing of head coach Bob Hartley.
Treliving points at special teams and goaltending as weak points this season, but was quick to say he’s to blame for that as well.
“There’s responsibility to bare outside of Bob,” Treliving told reporters on Tuesday morning. “But when you go through the process, which I’ve gone through over the past couple of weeks is I just felt, at this particular time for us to move forward, Bob has taken this team as far as I feel he can take it.”
Associate Coach Jacques Cloutier was also let go by the Flames.
As for finding a replacement, Treliving says the process starts today, adding he didn’t have anyone in mind.
Bruce Boudreau, who was let go by the Anaheim Ducks after their first-round playoff exit, has been widely speculated as a possible replacement, but Treliving reiterated his point about the decision not being about who’s potentially in the on-deck circle.