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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (56) / 6/10/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 188

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WHL Red Deer Rebels owner and GM Brent Sutter has fired his team's coach, Jesse Wallin.
Sutter will take over as the team's interim coach. Sutter was the Calgary Flames' head coach before the two sides mutually agreed to part ways over the summer. He was a candidate to take over as the Edmonton Oilers head coach, but ultimately missed out on that job. Of course, that's all proven to be moot so far as the NHL lockout has prevented the Oilers and Flames new head coaches from actually doing their jobs. Sutter will be searching for a new coach for his team. Thu, Nov 15, 2012 10:19:00 AM

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After missing out on the Edmonton Oilers' head coaching job, Brent Sutter has resumed his duties as the WHL Red Deer Rebels’ GM.

He hasn't ruled out the possibility of one day returning to the NHL. "I don't know what my future holds," said Sutter. "The first two years in New Jersey were great ... Mr. (GM Lou) Lamoriello is top-notch, and I have so much respect for him, and the players were fantastic, but I made a decision to come back (to Alberta) for family reasons. It was disappointing to hear I had left New Jersey to go to Calgary. That was so falsely reported. I wasn’t looking to get back to the NHL at all, but six days after I left, I got a call from (brother) Darryl (then the Calgary GM). I was quite surprised by it. Everybody thought Darryl was going to coach the Flames. It was a good experience there. But the years were tough because we missed the playoffs every year. No hard feelings. You move on."
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 09:50:00 AM

Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe has confirmed two candidates for his head coaching job: Brent Sutter and Ralph Krueger.

Sutter comes as no surprise, as he's been considered a top candidate since the season ended. But Krueger, who was the associate coach under Tom Renney, hasn't received nearly as much attention. "I’m very comfortable in having had time away and I find the opportunity to be the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers to be very exciting," Krueger said. ... "Nothing has been offered. I haven’t had official contact. And I can’t speak of what kind of contact I’ve had."
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 09:26:00 AM

Brent Sutter hasn't been approached by the Edmonton Oilers about the possibility of him being hired to serve as the team's new head coach.

All the same, there's been plenty of speculation about him taking over as the team's bench boss. "There’s been so much made of this because I went over to coach in the world championship and (Oilers president) Kevin Lowe was the manager and I have a relationship with Tamby (GM Steve Tambellini)," Sutter said. "I know him really well. But I have not had one conversation with the Oilers. We never discussed this (coaching) once over there (Helsinki at the worlds). No contact with the Oilers since I’ve been home either. They may be interested, they may not. Kevin and Steve know where I’m at." Sutter parted ways with the Calgary Flames and is looking to join a new franchise.
Thu, May 31, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Brent Sutter is willing to coach in any NHL city "if it is the right situation."

Sutter left the New Jersey Devils in 2009 because he wanted to be closer to his family in Alberta. However, Sutter doesn't think location is as big an issue at this point. "I’m not limited now like I was three years ago as to where I’d go to coach," Sutter said. "My personal situation has changed." He's believed to be in the running for the Edmonton Oilers' coaching gig, but it could be a while before he lands a job.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, May 24, 2012 09:38:00 AM

Brent Sutter appears to be the frontrunner to become the next coach of the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers didn't renew Tom Renney's contract after he went 55-85-22 in two seasons. Sutter, similarly, was let go by the Calgary Flames in mid-April after a year in which he went 37-29-16, missing the playoffs for the third straight year. Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun has put the pieces together and believes Sutter-to-Edmonton is a natural fit: He coached Canada at the worlds, under the invite of Kevin Lowe, who is also Edmonton's president. Sutter wants to stay close to home and also is known for being a respected teacher of young players.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, May 22, 2012 08:52:00 AM

Flames GM Jay Feaster is taking his time when it comes to finding a replacement for former head coach Brent Sutter.

Sutter and Feaster mutually agreed to part ways 38 days ago. Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan and AHL Abbotsford Heat coach Troy Ward are believed to be two of the favorites for the position. However, it could be a while before Feaster hires anyone for the position.
Mon, May 21, 2012 09:53:00 AM

George Johnson of the Calgary Herald thinks that New York Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan would be a perfect fit to coach the Calgary Flames.

Sullivan has head coaching experience in the NHL as he led the Bruins in 2004-05 and then was part of the United States Olympic team in Torino in 2006. While other names have been mentioned, including the Flames head coach in the AHL, Troy Ward, Johnson thinks that Sullivan is the best choice. Stay tuned.
Fri, May 18, 2012 06:59:00 AM

AHL Abbotsford Heat coach Troy Ward is the favorite to become the Calgary Flames next head coach, but he isn't focusing on that.

Calgary is looking for a new head coach after parting ways with Brent Sutter. "I can’t control it, so I don’t tend to worry about too many things I can’t control. That’s just who I am as a person," Ward said. "I’ll stay true to what I’m doing every day and try and work as hard as I can. I’m like any athlete at this level. You do the best you can with what you have, put your best foot forward, and hope at some at some point in time — whether it’s this organization or some other organization out there — they want to give you an opportunity." Ward said his primary concern is wrapping things up with the Heat after their playoff exit and heading home to be with his family.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, May 17, 2012 09:43:00 AM

There is plenty of speculation that Abbotsford coach Troy Ward could be the next head coach of the Calgary Flames.

Abbotsford is the AHL affiliate of the Flames and the organization is impressed with the job that Ward has done in the minors as GM Jay Feaster has publicly affirmed the good job Ward has done. Stay tuned as there are certainly others in the mix to replace Brent Sutter in Calgary.
Fri, May 11, 2012 07:00:00 AM

Brent Sutter might be a candidate to replace Tom Renney as the Oilers' head coach.

Sutter and the Calgary Flames agreed to part ways on Thursday. Just a day later, Sutter agreed to serve as the head coach of Team Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Championship. The GM of the squad Kevin Lowe, who is also the Oilers President and Team Canada will feature three key Oilers players in Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. How Sutter handles Canada could determine how easy it is for him to find a new head coaching job this summer.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 09:55:00 AM

Brent Sutter will serve as Team Canada's head coach in the upcoming IIHF World Championship.

Sutter parted ways with the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Assuming that his goal is to land another head coaching job, a strong showing by Canada in the upcoming international tournament would help. Lightning coach Guy Boucher and Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller will serve as Sutter's assistants.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 05:03:00 PM

Head coach Brent Sutter and the Calgary Flames have mutually agreed to part ways.

Assistant coach Dave Lowery will also not be back with the organization in 2012-13. "Brent Sutter and I met and discussed a number of issues regarding the hockey team and the future," said Calgary GM Jay Feaster in a statement. "Brent and I explored many options and ultimately determined that it is best to proceed in different directions. Brent is a great person and an excellent hockey coach. On behalf of the Calgary Flames, we sincerely appreciate his hard work, dedication and commitment to our organization, and we wish him every success. We also appreciate the important contributions of Dave Lowry." The Flames have failed to make the playoffs in each of the last three seasons under Sutter.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 05:12:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have been aggressive pursuing free agents from the NCAA.

"It hasn’t been as fruitful this year as we would have liked," said Flames GM Jay Feaster. "We went hard at some of the high-profile college guys, and were right there pitching to the very end, and we didn’t land some of them. We’re going to continue that process. We’ve been very aggressive in terms of inviting guys to come in. That’s something that we’ve found. . . . ‘He’s going to sign with Team X because he went to their development camp last year.’" For a team that could use an infusion of youth, but has been reluctant to engage in an aggressive rebuilding process, luring college players might prove to be critical.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 09:40:00 AM

Brent Sutter is hoping for a contract extension so that he can return as the Calgary Flames' head coach.

Sutter's tenure with the Flames hasn't gone well, although that has a lot to do with the teams he's been given. Still, Sutter thinks it's time for a change in tactics on his part. "I will tell you, if a decision is made that they want Brent Sutter to come back as coach, I will do some things differently," Sutter said. "And it might not be pleasant and it might upset some people, but I think it’s at that point where there really has to be an awareness in here about where we’re at and where we need to get to. So, yes, there would be some changes. Obviously, there’s certain things that personally I see . . . that I know need to be done here." Sutter chose to keep the changes he'd make a secret.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 10:28:00 AM

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