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The Calgary Flames sacked head coach Geoff Ward Thursday night and replaced him with former coach and two-time Stanley Cup champion Darryl Sutter

The Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 7-3 at home Thursday night, but Ward’s fate was apparently sealed after starting the season 11-11-2 and officially retired from the off-season after he had temporarily replaced Bill Peters last season

Sutter was head coach in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Flames and Los Angeles Kings for 18 years. Sutter led the Kings to the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014 and played a puck system that went to Los Angeles made one of the best defensive teams in the league

He has a career coaching record of 634-467-101-83, including 107-73-15-15 as head coach of the Flames from 2002 to 2006, which led them to the Stanley Cup final in 2004. From 2003 to ‘ 10 he was also general manager of the team Sutter had a successful season as head coach behind an NHL bank in 15 of his 18 years. His last NHL job was as an advisor to the Anaheim Ducks

This is the fifth head coach hired by General Manager Brad Treliving since taking over the Flames in 2014. Calgary is two points ahead of last playoff spot in the West Division, despite the Montreal Canadiens being their head coach last week have fired, have two games in hand

Ward held court with the media after defeating Ottawa and seemed unaware of his fate

“We have to prepare for another tough hockey game,” said Ward. “We really don’t think about what happened in the past We think about what to do to prepare for the next “

Darryl Sutter

World News – CA – Flames Fire Ward, name Sutter as the new coach

Source: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/31007635/calgary-flames-fire-geoff-ward-name-darryl-sutter-new-head-coach