…according to TSN sources, which tend to be fairly accurate about stuff like this. While Jean made a good argument as to why Darryl would be back behind the bench a little while ago, this move doesn’t surprise me in the least.
This is good news for Flames fans from where I sit. Brent has been a winner at every level he’s coached thus far: he went 268-176-60 while in Red Deer, was unbeaten in the WJC and managed 46 and 51 win seasons in New Jersey. The Devils were one of the strongest teams in the Eastern Conference this past season, garnering an impressive 106 points and +35 goal differential despite lacking Martin Brodeur for most of the year.
Once the move is officially announced, we’ll get into talking about Brent Sutter’s specific strategies as a coach. Does this make the Flames pursuit of Brian Gionta more likely? I’ll guess we’ll see!