Flames GM Treliving: ‘I believe fully in this coaching staff’

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With his team stuck in a dismal losing skid and reeling from a sixth straight loss, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving addressed reporters in St. Louis and preached accountability.

He made it clear that he blames only himself for the Flames’ struggles.

“If there are fingers to point right now, let’s point them in the right direction. That should be the person in charge, and that’s me,” Treliving told reporters, via Postmedia’s Wes Gilbertson.

Treliving called out his own performance leading the team, saying “the manager has been horses**t.”

He called his club “a good group that’s underperforming” and indicated that he won’t respond to the recent woes by making any sweeping organizational changes.

“I believe fully in this coaching staff,” he said. “The coaches aren’t going anywhere. Our top players aren’t going anywhere.”

Calgary’s dismal stretch, which has seen them fall to second-last place in the Pacific after winning the division last season, includes back-to-back shutout losses over the weekend and another against the Blues Thursday night.

The team held a players-only meeting after the game as they attempt to right the ship ahead of Saturday’s matinee matchup in Philadelphia.

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