Comparing today’s roster to Darryl Sutter’s last roster as coach
Photo credit:Terrence Lee/USA Today Sports
By Ryan Pike1 year ago
It’s a big day for the Calgary Flames! Darryl Sutter is back behind the bench for the club as they face the Montreal Canadiens. The last game he coached for the Flames was Game 7 of a first round loss to Anaheim way back on May 3, 2006.
Which roster would you rather have? Sutter’s from 2006 or Sutter’s from today?
Louis Domingue (taxi)
Edge: 2021. Kiprusoff is the best goalie of the bunch, easily, but we’d rather have Markstrom, Rittich o Domingue over 2006 Brian Boucher.
Bryan Marchment (extra)
Cale Hulse (extra)
Mark Giordano (extra)
Michael Stone (taxi)
Oliver Kylington (taxi)
Edge: 2006. The 2021 Flames have a former Norris winner, but the depth in 2006 was something to behold. They had three strong pairings, while the 2021 Flames are a bit top-heavy.
Marcus Nilson (extra)
Mike Leclerc (extra)
Craig MacDonald (extra)
Joakim Nordstrom (extra)
Dominik Simon (extra)
Buddy Robinson (taxi)
Zac Rinaldo (taxi)
Edge: This is close, but a slight edge to 2021. The 2006 had Jarome Iginla, Daymond Langkow, and a bunch of role players. The 2021 team has more high-end players, more up-and-comers, and overall just a better mix of players.
Which roster would you rather have? Sound off in the comments!
Recent articles from Ryan Pike