I thought I would write a blog on a suggestion from a fellow Poster Flame Head
I hope I got his name right which was the relationship of Sutter and Keenan.
First of all I have been told that Sutter Learned his coaching ability from Mr. Keenan. Which mean there was a history between the two gentlemen and they have mutual respect, also Sutter knows how Keenan coaches, so there will be no surprises. There will be no problems with communication. Which does comfort me in knowing that Keenan won't let a need go to long before getting if fixed. Sutter never works slow once he has been addressed with the team needs he will work quickly to ratify the weakness.
My Second Concern is can two Admirals work in one ship, Can Iron Mike Work under Sutter. The roles are reversed here will Mike take orders from one of his Protégé's And that answer really is on Sutter will he allow Mike to have some say on the players who comes in and so far he has with the example of Adrian Aucoin. Another concern is will Iron Mike will struggle with Sutter for power on the team. Meaning will Keenan, keep demanding or pressuring Sutter into getting his type of players. Will Sutter be able to Rope or hog tie Keenan to keep him in control? Myself I really don't see a problem on Sutter's end he has no problems about letting people know how he feels. But will Iron Mike take no for an answer? You have to understand both of these men are use to getting their own way there will have to be a lot of give and take from both men. Sutter will have to rely on Iron Mike's input on the team. Mike will have to respect that Sutter will ultimately get the final say on the decision on the trades. Suttter will also have to allow Keenan the say on who goes to the farm and who stays. If these two can work it out and not get personal it maybe a good time in the spring for the City of Calgary, if not another year of disappointment.
Now about Jim Playfair how much say will he have can he step in and Play peace maker or will be expected to? I think Playfair is in his comfort zone as an assistant, but will he enough say on the out goings or in goings on the team. Will Iron Mike let him have some Responsibility? He will also have to be the Level headed one because someone has to be good cop because bad cop is covered with Sutter and Keenan. If Playfair is given enough say on this team he is very valuable asset as assistant Coach.
The Flames are good hands as long as everyone works their roles this team should be fun to watch come October I can't hardly wait drop the puck already.