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Bob Hartley named coach of the Calgary Flames

Long-time NHL coach Bob Hartley will be the next coach of the Calgary Flames, the team confirmed through a news release posted on its website.

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Hartley coached the Colorado Avalanche from 1998 to 2002, winning the Stanley Cup in 2001. He also coached the Atlanta Thrashers for parts of five seasons. Hartley spent time as a television analyst, and last season, he coached a team based in Zurich.

Hartley has a close relationship with Calgary general manager Jay Feaster, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Michael Russo.

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Calgary missed the playoffs for the third straight season in 2011-12.

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