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Calgary Flames Fire Glen Gulutzan and Two Assistants

Calgary is on the coaching hunt yet again

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The Calgary Flames announced today that they had relieved Glen Gulutzan of his coaching duties along with assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard.

Glen Gulutzan’s record during his time with the Flames finishes 82-68-14 with one playoff appearance and no victories. It’s safe to say that the coaching staff that was expected to bring the Flames to the next level wasn’t able to do so.

Dave Cameron was also in his second season with the Flames, most notably taking charge of the Flames powerplay during his tenure. In his first season the Flames had a respectable 20.2% powerplay rate, but his second season was a massive step back and was often a large contributing factor to many losses this season. It fell to 16.0% including a horrendous 3.6% rate over the final month and a half of the season.

Paul Jerrard’s role was more focused on the penalty kill which was actually pretty good this past season, but as expected, the whole coaching unit was to be changed.

Calgary now looks for their fifth new head coach since the 2008-09 season and third since the 2012-13 season.

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