As expected, the Flames announced the hiring of Craig Hartsburg today. I suspect Brent Sutter was the catalyst for this choice given their past associations. Hartsburg has had some rough times as a head coach in the league, but his resume is pretty solid otherwise. It’ll be interesting to see what role he takes with the club.
Also hired today was Jamie Pringle as a "video analyst". He apparently spent three years doing similar work for the Florida Panthers prior to joining the Flames. Calgary sure likes ex-Panthers don’t they?
Also of note are floating rumors the Flames are heavily pursuing an AGM. One name who Bob McKenzie suggested was Ryan Jankowski, previously of the New York Islanders. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the suddenly unemployed Rick Dudley’s name popped up on the call list as well.