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Feaster clarifies playoff comment

With the April 3 trade deadline approaching, Flames GM Jay Feaster will need to decide which...

With the April 3 trade deadline approaching, Flames GM Jay Feaster will need to decide which direction to take the team soon. TODD KOROL/REUTERS.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 PM ET

SAN JOSE - Just because the end goal hasn’t changed doesn’t mean the approach is the same old, same old.

Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster was roasted earlier this week for saying his team would arrive at training camp next season with a make-the-playoffs mentality, with many media members and fans wondering aloud if they would abandon their youth movement in an attempt to squeeze into the post-season.

Not gonna happen.

At least, not on Feaster’s watch.

“It isn’t about let’s go do whatever we have to do, the way we’ve been doing it in the past, in terms of trading away draft picks and signing veteran free agents, to make the playoffs next year,” Feaster told the Calgary Sun in a candid interview prior to Friday night’s road meeting with the San Jose Sharks.

“The point of it is, as an organization, we are not going to settle for anything less than making the playoffs being our goal. We are not going to let our players, our coaches, our management, anyone, of


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