Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is in the final season of his contract, but GM Brad Treliving doesn’t want to let him go. The two have been discussing an extension, per the Calgary Sun.
“I want to keep this a non-issue but obviously I’ve been nothing but impressed with Bob,” Treliving said.
“For both of us, we had to get to know each other. We’ve done that and we are doing that, and I can’t say enough about the good things Bob has done here. I couldn’t have envisioned it going any better. I’m thoroughly impressed with him as a person and with the job he’s done.”
Hartley began his tenure with the Flames in the shortened 2013 campaign, which was also the team’s final season with Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff. Hartley has guided the Flames through a rebuilding process and so far this season they’ve been surprisingly effective with a 10-6-2 record.
Calgary is the third team he’s served as the bench boss for after Colorado and Atlanta. He has a 393-297-61-47 record and won a championship with the Avalanche in 2001.