NHL Rumors: Tensions Mounting Further In The Calgary Flames Locker Room

After a stellar 2021/22 NHL season, the expectations were high in Calgary this year, even after some big moves in the off-season that saw them replace Gaudreau/Tkachuk with Huberdeau/Kadri/Weegar, but due to several factors, they've disappointed in a big way.

While the blame doesn't lay entirely at the feet of veteran coach Darryl Sutter, it's becoming increasingly clear in Calgary that there's major issues in the locker room, with NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman reporting that there's been many instances of veteran players butting heads with last years Jack Adams Award winner.

It now appears that it could be even worse than initially thought, with some speculation in Calgary that there are veteran players that have said "I'm not coming back if this guy is behind the bench", and at this point, it appears like it would be unwise for the Flames to bring him back in 2023, despite the extension signed last off-season. 

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