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Flames fire coach Bob Hartley

Bob Harley, who failed to make the playoffs in three of his four seasons in Calgary, was fired by the Flames on Tuesday, the team announced.

Hartley, who was named the NHL's coach of the year after guiding Calgary to the Western Conference semifinals last season, did not qualify for the playoffs this year as the Flames went 35-40-7 and finished fifth in the Pacific Division.

The Flames also fired associate coach Jacques Cloutier.

Hartley, whowent 134-135-24 during his time with the Flames, has coached parts of 14 NHL seasons during his career, including stints with the Atlanta Thrashers (2003-2007) and the Colorado Avalanche (1998-2002)