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Calgary Flames to hire Mike Keenan as new head coach

The Calgary Flames have hired Mike Keenan as their new head coach, sources confirmed to The Canadian Press on Wednesday. An official announcement on the hiring is expected Thursday or Friday. Current Flames coach Jim Playfair will remain as part of the Flames organization. The Flames went 43-25-10, finishing eighth in the Western Conference last season under Playfair. They lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games in the first round of the playoffs.

Keenan has 569 wins, 447 losses, 140 ties and 20 overtime losses in 1,014 games over his career.

He captured the Jack Adams trophy awarded to the league's top coach in 1985 while leading the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup final. He also took the Chicago Blackhawks to the Cup finals in 1988.

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