December 13 2013 10:16AM
The first move was a quake. Way up there on the Richter scale.
Jay Feaster is out as the Calgary Flames’ general manager much more quickly than anyone anticipated even with Brian Burke looming large since his hire as president of hockey operations back in September.
The second move might have seemed a minor aftershock, but the demotion of struggling young winger Sven Baertschi was the most telling sign of the opposing views Burke and Feaster had when it comes to the team’s rebuild.
Feaster preached patience.
December 12 2013 09:54PM
It was a busy, busy day in Flamesville, with firings, demotions and all manner of eventful proceedings. There was also a hockey game, as the Flames (11-15-4) hosted the Carolina Hurricanes (13-13-6), best remembered as the Hartford Whalers.
While the media types may be wringing their hands over the end of Jay Feaster's tenure, the Calgary Flames still have 52 games left to play in 2013-14 NHL season. Tonight was Game 31.
December 12 2013 01:29PM
- stick tap to @Notbaertschi for grabbing this beauty.
The Flames are two days removed from an emotional game against the Bruins on Tuesday, that saw the return of Jarome Iginla to the Saddledome for the first time since he was traded last Spring. After the emotions settled after a raucous ovation to start things off, the Bruins eventually got their game going in the 3rd period, beating the Flames 2-1.
December 12 2013 10:18AM
The Flames official Twitter account has announced that Jay Feaster and John Weisbrod have been relieved of their duties.
A press conference with real, actual details is coming up at 11am.
December 12 2013 08:24AM
1. The homecoming
Nice to see the big, long ceremony for Jarome Iginla, who deserved bigger and longer if anything. If that standing ovation before the game lasted all night and they didn't play the game, that might have been fitting. You really can't say enough good things.