Credited originally to Calgary's CTV outlet, I'm linking here to the New York Times, Brent Sutter's going to step down as Devils coach later today.
As the Times points out, it's unclear how brother Darryl's going to figure out how to get Brent behind the Flames' bench this year while he still has a year left with the Devils. And while Lou Lamoriello might be willing to not stand in the way, he might stick out a leg — and that means some kind of compensation.
I like Brent Sutter a lot as a coach, and have seen him first-hand do wonders with the Red Deer Rebels when I was all over the Western Hockey League in the late-90s, but I wonder if the Flames really have to do a Michel Bergeron-style compensation deal here, or if there might be somebody better out there for free.
Like I said, just wondering. Perhaps I'll have an answer later on.
But regardless, with today's events, I find it almost impossible to believe that we won't be seeing Brent Sutter behind the bench with the Flames this season.