April 30, 2014 - 4:39 PM
PENTICTON — Penticton native, Brad Treliving was named general manager of the Calgary Flames and is leaving his position as assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Treliving was hired by Flames’ president Brian Burke, and was the only candidate interviewed for the job.
"I think this is a great opportunity, specifically for me but for any young general manager coming into this job," Treliving said. "I had a great opportunity with Don Maloney (Coyote’s general manager). I was involved in everything. I was as close to that captain's chair as you can probably be being a No. 2 guy, but I'm not naïve enough to know that there is a difference. There is a difference from the first chair to the second chair and to be able to work for Brian, alongside Brian and pull those years of experience, the success he's had and having a sounding board and working with all of the Flames staff here."
Treliving foresees a collaborative relationship with Burke, working to build a hockey team that can qualify for the 2015 Stanley Cup Championships.
"This team is positioned very well," Treliving said. "The canvas to me is somewhat clean, is clean, so that's exciting. You don't have to have a real scrubbing shower before you can go find the new clothes."
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