Report: Calgary Flames won’t allow Brad Treliving to interview for jobs until his contract expires

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Ryan Pike
11 months ago
The Philadelphia Flyers have locked in Danny Briere as their new general manager, while the search continues in Pittsburgh for that GM opening. However, don’t expect to hear Brad Treliving’s name pop up in job search discussions, at least for a little while. Sources have told Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli that the Calgary Flames won’t allow outgoing GM Brad Treliving to interview for other positions until his current contract expires on June 30.
The Flames announced Treliving’s departure as GM back on April 17, with it eventually emerging that Treliving more or less said “thanks but no thanks” to an offered contract extension. Treliving’s existing deal runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, which based on the NHL’s operating calendar (and most contracts) is June 30.
Every situation is different, but generally-speaking when someone is fired or resigns from their position, they remain under contract and get paid until their contract ends. Case in point: Darryl Sutter is still under contract with the Flames for two more seasons, even if he’s been relieved of his coaching duties. The gentleman’s agreement within the NHL is that most of the time, persons under contract that have been relieved of the duties under that contract are given permission to interview for other jobs. (Sometimes they don’t grant permission, but usually they do.) And with Treliving’s contract expiring in seven weeks and Don Maloney in place as interim GM for the time-being, it’s not like the Flames need Treliving to conduct any business for them right now.
We’ll see how this story unfolds.

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