Bob Hartley is the new head coach of the Flames.
— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) May 31, 2012
Hartley was thought to be the front runner for the job in Montreal.
Mike Russo of the Star Tribune tweets, “Bob Hartley reported as new #Flames coach. When Jay Feaster was up for #mnwild gig, I wrote Hartley would be frontrunner if Jay got it” and “Hartley was coach of ’97 Hershey team that won Calder Cup when Feaster was GM. Hartley is godfather of Feaster’s youngest son, Ryan. “
Mike Sullivan had been rumored to be at the top of the list of people that Calgary was considering.
The Capitals, Oilers and Canadiens are still in need of a head coach.