Brad Treliving’s message was pretty clear to Calgary Flames players who haven’t provided consistent play or enough effort so far, but general managers may not be the only change to make. ..
On Friday, Treliving spoke to the media about his decision to hire Darryl Sutter, and he wasn’t solely responsible for former coach Jeff Ward, the flames needed change and more specifically. Said he needed Sutter.
Treliving says that much of the responsibility lies with the player. He states: “Stirring coaches doesn’t lead to success, but the message to players is that the coaches they have now don’t go anywhere. It’s up to the player to play.”
Can Treliving make a deal?
If Treliving decides he has more to do, all teams, including Calgary, are out of time. He said the team would continue to consider other ways to improve the team, but admitted that trading was more difficult this season.
This means that if something happens, it is likely to happen sooner or later. It takes time to go through the COVID protocol, deal with movement delays, and get players to understand Sutter’s new system. If there is a transaction, it may be best to do it right away.
Treliving talks about emphasizing a new level of urgency and hopes that players will be able to recognize it. If not, it is logical to assume that these players will not last long.
Is it time to sell Godrow high?
When players like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monaghan said they were the face of the team’s attack, a longtime NHL player and executive said “it didn’t work.” “Changes seem inevitable, not just changes in the surroundings, but changes in the heart of the roster,” the executive added.
Godrow is off to an impressive start, but without trade protection. His name was previously in the rumored factory, and his productive season may be the right time for the flames to sell. If Flames doesn’t improve the situation and doesn’t return to the playoffs, there may be a team looking for a top-line winger.
– NHL Sports
Flames GM warns that Sutter may not be the last change of the season
https://nhltradetalk.com/calgary-flames-additional-changes-after-sutter-hire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=calgary-flames-additional-changes-after-sutter-hire Flames GM warns that Sutter may not be the last change of the season