Flames have made strides in Bob Hartley's first 100 games

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley talks with his players during a game against the Carolina...

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley talks with his players during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Dec. 12, 2013. (SERGEI BELSKI/USA Today)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 PM ET

Bob Hartley has hit the century mark.

No, the Calgary Flames head coach isn’t 100 years old. Nor is he a cricket star (to the best of our knowledge.)

However, once Reto Berra made the winning save to claim the team’s 5-4 shootout win over the Nashville Predators, Hartley reached 100 games as Flames head coach.

The win-loss record (37-52-11) won’t call it a success story, and Hartley knows it.

However, Hartley deserves credit for adjusting his gameplan on the fly and what he’s helped worked to implement in terms of a new culture.

After all, when he was hired in the summer of 2012 (before that lockout resulted in a truncated 48-game 2012-13), the Flames were in their fairy-tale dream they could still go for a Stanley Cup.


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