Tyler Toffoli Shares More Horror Stories From Daryl Sutter's Time In Calgary

Published August 23, 2023 at 4:08 PM

It's no secret that the Calgary Flames and Darryl Sutter just didn't work out in 2022-23, as the team let him go following the season, but now it has been revealed just how bad it got at times under the veteran coach.

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On the latest episode of Spittin Chiclets, former Flames forward Tyler Toffoli lifed the lid on a few strange stories from Sutter's last tenure.

While the Flames have a practice facility at the SaddleDome, sometimes they need to travel 15-20 minutes to get to their backup facility if that one is busy, and unsurprisingly, Sutter used that to his advantage to play mind games, according to Toffoli.

But we'd have a bad game or a bad first period,» recalled Toffoli. During the game, he'd be walking back and forth mumbling 選 guess we have to go to Winsport tomorrow. You guys want to go practice at Winsport.' It's only the first period. It's 0-0. We have like 15 shots and they have 3, and he's chirping guys on the bench, 選 guess we have to go to Winsport tomorrow.

Goaltender struggles

It's also no secret that the Flames goaltending took a step backwards this year, and Toffoli's last story may be a perfect example of why.

It'd be 0-0, and he'd come in and tell Vladdy, [Dan] Vladar, to get ready to go in, said Toffoli. We're looking. It's 0-0. 前h Marky's not ready to play tonight.' We're looking, we're like, there's a reason it's 0-0, he has 10 saves. We haven't touched the puck this whole period. Little things like that. As you said, it's all mind games. He's just trying to get guys going. I guess it happened in LA too. It just started to wear on guys and the change happened.

Many criticized the move to re-hire Sutter when Calgary first made it, and while he led them to a historic 2021-22 season, he just couldn't keep that going, and these stories prove exactly why those critics were right, and the old-school style couldn't keep up today.

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