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Flames taking time to hire coach: report

GM Treliving says there's no pressure, does not have deadline

by NHL.com @nhl.com / NHL.com

The Calgary Flames will take their time deciding on their next coach, general manager Brad Treliving told the National Post.

"I'm not rushing it because I want to hit a certain date," Treliving said Friday at the IIHF World Championship in Russia. "There's no time pressure, but having said that, you don't want to wait until September either."

The Flames fired coach Bob Hartley on May 3 after finishing 35-40-7 and missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time in his four seasons.

Since then, the Minnesota Wild hired Bruce Boudreau and the Ottawa Senators brought in Guy Boucher as coach and Marc Crawford as an assistant. The Los Angeles Kings also re-signed coach Darryl Sutter.

Among the remaining candidates is Mike Yeo, who was fired by the Wild on Feb. 13. The Flames have requested permission to speak with Yeo, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last week.

Former Senators coach Dave Cameron is available, as is Randy Carlyle, who coached the Toronto Maple Leafs as recently as the 2014-15 season and won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

"There's lots of good people," Treliving said. "People obviously know the job situations. It's been a healthy process so far. By the end of the day, I know we're going to find the right fit.

"To me it's not as much about where you've coached, but what you've built and what your piece was in growing it. It's being involved in winning programs."

Treliving is the GM for Canada at the World Championship, which ends May 22.

"I haven't set a mile marker, but you'd obviously like [to have a coach] soon, because there are other things you have to do," he said.

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