Several Calgary Flames Players Rescind Trade Demands After Sutter Fired

Needless to say the Calgary Flames were not enjoying playing for Darryl Sutter. How bad was it? Word several players on the Flames had sent requests to management on facilitating a trade as they had no interest playing any more for Sutter. The veteran stern head coach has since been fired and it looks like the trade demands are no longer.

Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff had this to say on the matter:

In talking to various people around the league that have connections to Calgary, the sentiment was any trade requests that were out there, or demands so to speak, have been rescinded now that there's been a coaching change. That, I think, opens the door for some players that might have been hesitating to eventually re-sign. That'll of course be the call of whoever's the next general manager. I believe there was at least a handful of players who had spoken honestly and frankly to (former general manger) Brad Treliving and (president of hockey operations) Don Maloney, who were in the room for the exit interviews, to say exactly that. Essentially, it's as simple as, 'If this guy's back, I don't wanna play here.

The Flames will look much different next season, both on and off the ice. Last season was a disaster after having so many expectations before the year started because of all the fresh faces. There's hope in Calgary yet as expect a huge bounce-back season from this group.

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