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Gut Feeling: Six Questions for the Fans on Darryl Sutter’s Hiring

What’s your feeling about the Flames newest/oldest hire?

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Hey folks! Wow what a night. Darryl Sutter is now the Calgary Flames head coach (again). We had joked about this a bit on social media and on our podcast, but to see the Flames push their chips all-in on a decision like this, is nothing if not reassuring that they’re finally getting off the fence. This is it, if it doesn’t work out, it’s a rebuild with house cleaning, if it works out, this team could do it.

With that in mind, I wanted to ask Flames fans some questions about how they’re feeling immediately after this news broke. Below are six polls, if you can’t see them click here, please answer and I’ll share the results in a few days.

Poll

Straight up, do you like this hiring?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Yes
    (454 votes)
  • 12%
    No
    (79 votes)
  • 18%
    I don’t know how to feel
    (121 votes)
654 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What has you most excited about Darryl Sutter’s hiring?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    The work ethic he brings
    (141 votes)
  • 4%
    Stanley Cup resume
    (29 votes)
  • 16%
    This team needed a major change
    (102 votes)
  • 55%
    All of the above
    (345 votes)
617 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Flame do you think will thrive the most under Darryl Sutter?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Johnny Gaudreau
    (55 votes)
  • 69%
    Matthew Tkachuk
    (431 votes)
  • 6%
    Andrew Mangiapane
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    Chris Tanev
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    Jacob Markstrom
    (21 votes)
  • 9%
    Other
    (57 votes)
618 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do the Flames still need to make a significant trade/personnel change now?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Yes, roster is still stale
    (127 votes)
  • 22%
    Yes, a coach can’t fix everything right now
    (135 votes)
  • 48%
    No, let them settle into Sutter’s system first
    (293 votes)
  • 7%
    No, it doesn’t make sense to make a trade with the COVID rules
    (47 votes)
602 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is this coaching change alone enough to get the Flames into the playoffs?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Yes
    (383 votes)
  • 37%
    No
    (228 votes)
611 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What will be the minimum bar to surpass to call 2020-21 a successful season under Sutter?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Just make the playoffs
    (150 votes)
  • 45%
    Win a round
    (276 votes)
  • 19%
    Make the Final Four
    (121 votes)
  • 10%
    Win the whole damn thing
    (61 votes)
608 votes total Vote Now

Thanks for taking your time to fill this out. We will have tons of content on this during the day on Friday!

AGAIN, CLICK HERE IF YOU DIDN’T SEE THE POLLS