June 02 2011 09:51AM
This may have slid by without notice in the wake of the Erixon stuff, but Bob McKenzie noted today that the Flames are going to announce the hiring of Craig Hartsburg as an associate coach at some point in the near future.
Hartsburg is a former NHL head coach who has also spent a lot of time in the CHL and the Canadian World Junior team. His last gig in the show was with the Ottawa Senators from 2008-2009 before begin replaced by Cory Clouston. He won a couple of golds with the Canadian junior team between 2007-08 and has been the head coach of the Everett Silvertips since being deposed in Ottawa.
I don't know too much about Hartsburgh, but he comes with a pretty solid pedigree. No Doubt Brent Sutter had a lot of input into this hiring. As McKenzie notes, the two have a WJC connection.