For quite a while now the Flames had said they were going to hire an Assistant General Manager to help out Darryl Sutter. Everyone including myself assumed it would be Kelly Kisio who is currently the GM of the Calgary Hitmen.Nope. They went off the board and hired someone who may be the complete opposite of Sutter. Jay Feaster!
Jay Feaster was the General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning during their championship run in 2004 (that puck went in in game 6) and has been blogging and doing some radio in the past couple of years. The odd thing about this hire is that Feaster is open with the media and dare I say friendly!
Feaster will be traveling with the team day to day, and will act as an intermediary between the GM and the coaching staff as well as the players. And I can almost guarantee to you that 95% of the time Jay Feaster will be the man in front of the microphone when it comes to handing out news.
The big question I have is why now and not before the draft and free agency? The other question would be will Sutter truly listen to input or will the Flames be run as a dictatorship?
Have a good one!
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Written by Shane Hoopfer
Die hard Flames fan since 1980, and a closet baseball junkie. Also a big Dolphins, and Stampeders fan!