We found out via Twitter, someone from inside of the Calgary Flames office has broken the news. Mike Keenan’s tenure as the Calgary Flames head coach has ended after two years.

Keenan became the Flames head coach on June 14, 2007. In two years with the Flames he posted a record of 88-60-16, making two playoff appearances but exiting in the first round both years.

“Our team did not meet expectations,” said Sutter. “Following detailed evaluation over the past three weeks, and taking into consideration all factors affecting our season ending result, we believe this is a necessary change required to allow our team to continue toward our objective of winning the Stanley Cup.”

“The Calgary Flames organization appreciates and respects Mike for accepting the opportunity to come to Calgary and are thankful for his efforts over the past two years.”

In a cryptic statement the Flames said other members of the Flames coaching staff remain subject to further review and evaluation.

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