Calgary Flames Daily: Post-game loss, future of the team

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 19: Head coach Glen Gulutzan of the Calgary Flames looks on from the bench against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 19, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 19: Head coach Glen Gulutzan of the Calgary Flames looks on from the bench against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 19, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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After their loss last night and with just one game remaining in their season, some questions are rising about the future of some players/coaches on the Calgary Flames.

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Calgary Flames. And with them losing nine of their last ten games, it’s been rough for their fans too. They were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention about a week and a half ago and have just one game left that they’ll play at home tomorrow night.

Last night, they lost 2-1 in their final road game of the season. Despite the loss, they actually played a decent game. But Connor Hellebuyck was the star and stopped almost every puck he faced.

Before the season started, the Flames traded away basically everything since this was supposed to be their year, and now they won’t have a draft pick until the third round. Which begs the question of who could be leaving this off-season. Some seem to think that head coach Glen Gulutzan is a probable option.

Brad Treliving seems to be a fan of Gulutzan and the players seem to give him praises as well. But you never know. I’m not completely on board of the “Fire Gulutzan” train, but I will admit that he makes some questionable lineup decisions at times. But not everything that went wrong this year was his fault, either.

It’s quite hard to know what will happen and what his future holds. But I am absolutely on board the “Fire Dave Cameron” train.

Hockey Tweet of the day

Some links surrounding the Flames

Francis: First Hartley, now Gulutzan. Flames have a way of trashing coaches (Calgary Sun).

Foo nets first goal as Flames near finish-line in lost season (Calgary Sun).

Flames Need to Retool, Not Rebuild (The Hockey Writers).

Flames prospect Phillips shines in opening round of WHL playoffs (Calgary Sun).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Flyers, Panthers could play 83rd game as tiebreaker (FanSided).

How the NHL can fix the Stanley Cup playoffs format (FanSided).

Why Rikard Grönborg could be NHL’s first European head coach since 2001 (Sportsnet).

Most goals in more than a decade: Why NHL scoring has erupted this season (Calgary Sun).

Next: Takeaways from loss to Jets - Ending with dignity

That’s all in today’s Calgary Flames Daily!