Clearly, Connor McDavid has spooked the Calgary Flames organization into full panic mode. After adding depth to an already decent blueline and possibly shoring up their goalkeeping mess, the Flames spent the week binging on front office personnel.
It began with the addition of former Arizona “Don’t Call Us Phoenix” Coyotes’ boss Don Maloney. He’s now the Flames’ VP of Something. Which is odd, considering the Coyotes have been horrible since, oh, forever.
And then this from NHL.com:
Among the other orders of business Thursday down at the Scotiabank Saddledome: assistant GMs Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall were re-upped; Derek MacKinnon named as Director of Pro Personnel; Rob Sumner and Fred Parker as Assistant Directors of Amateur Scouting working under Tod Button; and Chris Snow moving to Director of Hockey Analysis.
Wow. New depth on the blueline. Two new goalies. A front office full of Directors doing a lot of directing. Not to mention Brian Burke and his flapping necktie.
In the end, it won’t matter. Edmonton has McDavid. Game over.