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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/12/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 181

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The Edmonton Oilers have hired Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney, and Manny Viveiros to serve as the team's assistant coaches.
The hiring of Gulutzan and Yawney had been previously reported, but now it's official. Additionally, the Oilers bringing on Viveiros is new information. Viveiros had been serving as the head coach of the WHL's Swift Current Broncos, who won a championship this season. Gulutzan and Yawney have both previously served as head coaches in the NHL, with Gulutzan holding that position more recently as the bench boss of the Calgary Flames. There's a lot of experience on Todd McLellan's new coaching staff. May 25 - 1:24 PM

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Glen Gulutzan has reportedly received assistant coaching offers from the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Gulutzan was recently fired from his job as head coach of the Calgary Flames, so he's looking to jump back into the league as fast as possible. The Sabres have since denied that there was any contact made between them and Gulutzan, but Friedman insists that an interview took place. Teams have reportedly contacted him to run their AHL clubs, but it doesn't sound like that's something he'd be interested in for now.
May 11 - 5:46 PM

Coach Glen Gulutzan, who was fired by the Flames on Tuesday, still thinks very highly of the team he's leaving behind.

"The only real regret for me is that I think it’s a great group, there’s great people here, it’s a great city and now I’m not going to be a part of a team moving forward that I think is going to be a real strong team in the years to come," Gulutzan said. "Their best players are their young players, and I think that’s a good recipe. I think Tre (general manager Brad Treliving) has done a heck of a job, to be honest with you, with managing the cap. So I think they’re going to be poised for success for a long time here. And that’s something you want to be a part of, but now you’re not going to …" The Flames certainly have a lot of potential, which is part of what made their inability to make the playoffs this season so disappointing. Still, with Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett, Matthew Tkachuk, and Dougie Hamilton, all still in their early-to-mid 20s, there is plenty of reason for optimism going forward.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 20 - 4:24 AM

Calgary has fired head coach Glen Gulutzan.

The Flames also announced that assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard have been relieved of their coaching duties. Calgary finished outside of the playoff picture in 2017-18 with a 37-35-10 record.
Apr 17 - 4:25 PM

Head coach Glen Gulutzan isn't spending too much time worrying about his future with the Calgary Flames.

Flames GM Brad Treliving is in the process of evaluating the Flames' failed campaign and doesn't plan to rush to any decisions, so Gulutzan's status as the bench boss is still uncertain going forward. Gulutzan doesn't want to think about that too much though. "That distracts from the process," Gulutzan said. "I came in here this morning, getting prepared for each of the meetings I have. You owe that to your players before they leave, because you’re sending them home with a game-plan. Then tomorrow, I’ll sit down with Tre (general manager Brad Treliving) and go through the differences in the year. Those are the things that I’m focused on. I’m not too worried about where I stand. I’ve never been too worried about where I stand." Gulutzan completed his second campaign with Calgary. The Flames made the playoffs last year, but fell short in 2018.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 10 - 8:40 AM

Columbus bench boss John Tortorella has rose to the defense of Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan.

Gulutzan is overseeing his second season with the Flames. There was an expectation this season that they'd get to the playoffs after they advanced to the first round in 2017. That's put some heat on Gulutzan, but Tortorella feels that changing coaches would be a mistake. "He’s a terrific coach," said Tortorella. "I watch it very closely. I don’t know what’s going on above him, the pressure that he’s receiving and I don’t stay in touch (in regards to) how the people are treating him. But I know it’s a really hard place to play. There have been some struggles and there have been some expectations here. Don’t give up on him." Gulutzan served as an assistant coach with Vancouver during Tortorella's brief tenure as the Canucks' head coach, so the two have a history with each other.
Mar 29 - 10:35 AM

Glen Gulutzan has taken a bench minor in each of his last two games.

You don't usually hear of a coach needing to cut down on the penalties, but in this case Gulutzan has to. "I think it comes down to discipline, and that starts with me, too," Gulutzan said after Thursday's game. "Some of the calls I couldn’t get my head around, and I didn’t react the right way. And I took the bait, too. I joked with the guys (Tuesday) that it was my first bench minor in the league after seven years, and another one tonight. But I took the bait, right?" The Flames dropped back-to-back road games as they try to claw their way into the playoffs amid tight competition. They'll have a chance to bounce back against the Rangers on Friday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 1 - 6:42 AM

Flames coach Glen Gulutzan doesn't believe in the 'Vegas Flu.'

The Vegas Flu is the idea that players get distracted by all the entertainment and partying options and then can't play at their best against the Golden Knights. The popularity of the concept has been fueled by Vegas' dominance at home as the squad's record stands at 22-5-2. The Flames will play in Vegas on Wednesday and some might suspect that the fact that their trip to Vegas corresponds with their Moms Trip - in other words, the mothers are traveling with the squad - is an effort to avoid that Vegas Flu. Gulutzan denies that and doesn't believe that there is a real problem. He has unique insight on that too given that he used to coach in the ECHL and was behind the bench for that league's Las Vegas Wranglers. "These guys are so disciplined," he said. "I kind of chuckle, to be honest with you, when I see some teams trying to control it. My thought process is that if I have to control everything by putting up fences, then I’ve got the wrong people."
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 21 - 10:38 AM

The Calgary Flames' top-line players are in a terrible scoring slump at the moment.

Johnny Gaudreau has not scored a goal in six games, while Sean Monahan has not bulged the twine in nine contests. With both of their stars struggling, it should come as no surprise that the Flames have only scored seven goals in their last four games. That's not going to win many hockey games and undermines the fine play of goalie Mike Smith over that period.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Flames coach Glen Gulutzan is pushing for his players to shoot more when they have the man advantage.

The Flames are 0-for-8 on the power play over the last two games. Shooting more might seem like an obvious solution, but it means fighting against the temptation to pass the puck around to try and set up an ideal shooting opportunity. "I just said it to Johnny out there, ‘We had seam pass after seam pass out there with no results,’" said Gulutzan. "Then Johnny goes on the other side and puts a little shot on net and it ricochets in the slop trough and we score (in practice). That’s how they go in. If we go back to the Anaheim series (in the 2017 playoffs) where our power play ran 33 per cent — there was nothing magical happening. We were skating and getting pucks and getting ourselves the right looks, then putting ourselves in the right areas with numbers. That’s what power plays are." It's worth adding that while the Flames are in a power-play goal drought, overall they've been okay in that regard.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:33:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have allowed a league-worst 38.7 shots per game so far this season.

To be fair, we're only three games into the Flames' schedule, but this is an early problem that needs to be addressed. "I think shots are going to be up as a whole by the way they’re counting them this year," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. "Anything that has a possibility to get in your net is counting as a shot. Anything that rolls to the goalie is being counted. So I think you’re going to see shot-counts getting higher. But certainly we’d like to out-shoot our opponent on most nights so that’s something we need to get better at." To Gulutzan's point about shots being up in general, that certainly is the case thus far, but of course that point matters less when the Flames are not only allowing more shots than they did last season, but also more shots than any other team has allowed this season. Fortunately goaltender Mike Smith has been strong between the pipes thus far, but obviously it would be ideal if they could give him some more support.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:15:00 AM

The improvements Calgary made on defense and in goal have Glen Gulutzan feeling optimistic about the 2017-18 season.

The Flames acquired goalie Mike Smith from Arizona and they completed a draft-day trade for Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic. "The thing that gives me the most optimism is the way we’ve solidified our defensive core, along with our goaltending — I like the tandem that we have, the size of the goalies and their character and their play — and then up front, just the growth of our young guys. So this is a three-pronger for me," said Gulutzan. "I feel we’re better anchored at D, we’ve solidified our goaltending for the next couple years, and we have this young group of forwards that just keeps pushing forward."
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Calgary has named Don Maloney as Vice President of Hockey Operations.

He will report directly to GM Brad Treliving. Maloney originally joined the Flames in 2016 as a pro scout. Calgary also announced the re-signing of assistant GMs Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall. Derek MacKinnon will serve as the team's director of pro personnel, while Rob Sumner and Fred Parker will be assistant directors of amateur scouting under director of amateur scouting Tod Button. Additionally, Chris Snow was declared as the Flames' director of hockey analysis.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 06:55:00 PM

The Calgary Flames are reportedly hoping to land a top-four defenseman in the coming days.

Doing so would ideally round out their blueline core that already includes Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie. Flames GM Brad Treliving is reportedly looking for options on the trade market, especially given the potential alternative of overpaying for an unrestricted free agent. Of course there's never a shortage of teams looking for defensemen, so whether or not the Flames will be successful is up in the air.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 04:06:00 AM

The Calgary Flames will need a backup goaltender next season.

The Flames will go with the recently acquired Mike Smith in net but will likely need to sign a backup on July 1. The pickings will be ripe as there are plenty of backups heading into free agency. "We’ll see," GM Brad Treliving said. "We’re going to take a deep breath and regroup and kind of let the market play out. It’s going to be an interesting goaltender market. There’s going to be lots of goaltenders out there but not as many chairs for as many guys that are out there. As far as the back-up position goes, we’ll have to wait and see."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 07:31:00 AM

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