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‘It’s disappointing’ — Flames coach upset with veteran d-men

Mar 21, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

Bob Hartley Stare

The coach of one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL is angry at — surprise, surprise — his defensemen.

That team would be the Calgary Flames, who are coached by Bob Hartley.

Yesterday, Hartley had a meeting with his blue-liners, a group that includes veterans Jay BouwmeesterDennis Wideman, and Mark Giordano.

“It’s disappointing,” said Hartley, per the Calgary Herald. “I exactly told them that — (T.J.) Brodie’s the only baby on our team. So to make rookie mistakes with only one baby on your team, the equation doesn’t work.

“The guys were good about it.

“But good in meetings is one thing. Good on the ice is another thing.”

The Flames are in Nashville tonight and Columbus tomorrow. Which is good timing for a team that’s struggling to keep the puck out of its own net, given the Predators have the second-worst offense in the NHL and the Blue Jackets have the worst.

Calgary sits 14th in the Western Conference, six points back of eighth-place San Jose.

  1. travishenryskid - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    What’s the deal Calgary? Because your veterans that left and came to Buffalo, Leopold and Regher, are having the same issues…

    • travishenryskid - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      And I forgot to mention, our former Calder winner who grew up in Calgary and idolized the flames, same deal.

  2. bleedingteal4life - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Fizzle Calgary, fizzle.

  3. wannabebluesplayer - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    The bigger question is what is up in Buffalo and Calgary. I guarantee you put Regehr on a winner, he plays much better. As a Blues fan, I would trade you Cole and a pick for regehr right now. It’s taking a shot.

  4. nananatman - Mar 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Hey now they lost to the Preds so the good news is they’re catching up… er… down to Florida for that draft pick.

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