Why Calgary, you ask?
Bob Hartley chose Calgary over Montreal. Why? He is francophone, is he not?
Jarome Iginla, good-natured veteran leader with an easy going personality who just wants to wind down his career.
Jay Bouwmeester, a quiet guy who keeps to himself and stays out of trouble
Miikka Kiprusoff, a veteran who stays out of the spotlight and who will probably be gone within two years.
P.K. Subban, who gets into fights every several practices
Carey Price, who is the golden boy of this team for the next decade. Three years from now, if Montreal is losing like crazy and it becomes a "either the coach goes of the goalie goes" situation, then the coach is gone.
Which situation offers more job security, less stress and less hassle? Bingo. You have your answer.
For what it's worth, I'm a huge Subban fan, and I like Price a lot as well. I'm just trying to see it from Hartley's standpoint.
14 Team Keeper, points only, best 12 skaters 2 dman 2 G count. Playoffs count.
F - Crosby, C.Smith, Wheeler, Parenteau, Hudler, Clowe, Grabovski, Atkinson, Frolik, S. Kostitsyn, Marchand, Peverley, Tavares, Read, Brouwer, Bickell, Gionta, Setoguchi
G - Anderson, Hiller, Markstrom, Brodeur
D - Letang, Del Zotto, I. White, Kronwall, Brodin, Nikitin