From The Score:
The Calgary Flames made it official on Thursday, announcing the hiring of Brian Burke as the club's new president of hockey operations.
The position is a new one for the Flames, and "includes overall responsibility for the sports side of the Calgary Flames," said Flames president Ken King.
Burke went out of his way to say that Jay Feaster remains the general manager in Calgary. Feaster will report to Burke. Ken King, meanwhile, remains the president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Group. Burke will report to King.
Is this a move that can really help Calgary or is it just one more unnecessary body with a pulse in the front office? Feaster has on occasion demonstrated that he's not "with it" regarding the day-to-day running of the Flames, especially with regards to transactions. Maybe this will appease the Calgary faithful.