Former Flame Says Past Head Coach Not Named Sutter Completely Divided Team
BY TJ TUCKER JULY 29, 2023 (8:20 PM)
Stajan says Bob Hartley, who coached the team from 2012 to 2016 was a "d**k" who purposefully divided the room.
The Flames made the playoffs once during Hartley's four years there. Hartley won the Jack Adams trophy as Coach of the Year in 2014-15. Calgary, however, lost in the second round of the post season. Stajan said the team went rogue and decided to ignore Hartley's attempts to divide.
Despite two previous coaching jobs in the NHL, once Hartley was fired from the Flames in 2016, he never coached in the NHL again. He did, however, spend a few years in the KHL and became a beloved personality among some fans. Stajan played for the Calgary Flames from 2009 to when he left the league in 2018 to play in Germany. After one season there, he retired from pro hockey.