Calgary Flames officially part ways with assistant coach

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The Calgary Flames off-season moves have officially begun, and while it's not a big move that Flames fans were excited about, it was something that certainly needed to happen. After speculation that he could be heading to Toronto to join Craig Berube on his Maple Leafs staff, the Calgary Flames have now officially announced they are parting ways with assistant coach Marc Savard.

Last summer, the hiring of Savard was touted as a major move for the Flames in the hope that this team could ultimately turn around their lackluster power play performance, but unfortunately, things somehow got worse than the season before. The Flames PP unit was one of the worst in the league until the arrival of Andrei Kuzmenko from Vancouver, and even then with a late surge, the team would ultimately finish 26th in the league.

Unfortunately, despite all the excitement, things didn't work out in Calgary for Savard, and with the youth expected to take over this lineup even more in 2023-24, it gives the Flames the major opportunity to add another young coach to this staff. It's expected that Savard will now take his talents to Toronto where he will get to work with the power play that has talents such as Auston Matthews and William Nylander, which would be a fantastic opportunity for the former Flame.