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Darryl Sutter might be the right coach to look under the hood in Calgary

Old reliable.

Mediocre in a division defined by its mediocrity, the Calgary Flames chose to discontinue pursuing what appeared to be a fruitless endeavour, disposing a remnant from the highly regrettable Bill Peters era, head coach Geoff Ward, in favour of a man — and a name — synonymous with the organization.

Almost a decade after leaving the organization, Darryl Sutter has been re-hired as head coach of the Calgary Flames, the announcement coming late Thursday night. It appears the agreement has been in the works for at least a little bit, as news of Ward's dismissal came on the heels of a 7-3 victory for the Flames over the Ottawa Senators, while Sutter's contract includes a two-season extension beyond the remainder of this year.