Kadri Gives A Parting Shot To Former Coach

Published August 9, 2023 at 8:58 PM

The Calgary Flames hugely disappointed during the 2022-2023 season. The end result was Calgary missing the playoffs, and general manger Brad Treliving and head coach Darryl Sutter departing the organization.

It was no secret that Sutter and prized trade acquisition Jonathan Huberdeau didn't see the game the same way. It would have been a huge relief off Huberdeau's shoulders hearing the news of Sutter leaving the organization not long after the season ended.

It appears Huberdeau isn't the only Flames player excited for a new bench boss. Nazem Kadri was interviewed during the celebrity ball hockey game at the Nation Bank Open tennis tournament and had this to say:

"I think a lot of guys on the team are ready to kind of play to their potential."

"For whatever reason, we got a little restricted last year, so I'm looking forward to a clean slate and starting the year off strong."

Kadri was going into his first season in Calgary beaming with confidence. He was coming off a career season in 2021-2022 scoring 28 goals and 87 points in 71 points with the Colorado Avalanche. The 32 year old regressed back to more of his career average point total, posting 24 goals and 56 points last season.

Calgary had goal differential of +85 (293 GF - 208 GA) during the 2021-2022 season compared to a goal differential of + 8 (260 GF- 256 GA) last season. With a more offensive minded coach in Ryan Huska behind the bench, Calgary should feel a little less restricted out on the ice.
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Kadri Gives A Parting Shot To Former Coach

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