Final update (for now): Some clarity in the chaos of the past hour, from General Manager Brad Treliving:
Reports are coming out now that Bill Peters has been removed from his position as head coach of the Calgary Flames. The story is continuing to develop, so we will keep you informed as we know more. This is what has broken today.
On Hockey Central @JeffMarek reporting he has heard that Bill Peters has been removed as Head Coach of the Calgary Flames— David Amber (@DavidAmber) November 26, 2019
The Flames also started their practice a few minutes ago and Bill Peters did not join the team on the ice with the rest of the coaching staff. It is of note that Craig Conroy typically does not join the team on the ice for practices.
#Flames staff on ice for practice in Buffalo — Geoff Ward, Ryan Huska, Martin Gelinas, Jordan Sigalet, assistant GM Craig Conroy.— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) November 26, 2019
No sign yet of Bill Peters.
Keep things here as the story continues to develop.
UPDATE: While Sporstnet has reported that Peters has been fired, TSN is reporting that according to Brad Treliving nothing has been made official by the Flames and that he’ll be addressing media in Buffalo shortly.
Expect Treliving to address the media shortly in BUF and say that #Flames investigation with Peters remains ongoing.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 26, 2019
UPDATED UPDATE: Sportsnet appears to be backtracking, this remains a developing situation.
UPDATE: @NHLFlames GM Brad Treliving says Bill Peters has not been fired, the investigation is ongoing.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 26, 2019
A third update: The Flames are still investigating, but they were able to say the Peters will not be behind the bench for Wednesday’s game in Buffalo.