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Posted at 9:42 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter trades his own kid

By Cindy Boren

There's nepotism and then there's Darryl Sutter, the general manager of the Calgary Flames.

He traded his son to another team.

Brett, who one week ago was jailed briefly after a fight outside an Arizona bar, and defenseman Ian White were shipped to the Hurricanes for defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos.

But before you applaud the blow Darryl Sutter struck against nepotism, note that he did hire his brother to be his coach, which means that Brett was the coach's nephew, too. In Carolina, Brett will join his younger cousin, alternate captain Brandon Sutter, who is Brent's son. Frankly, trying to keep track of the Sutters in hockey will make your hair hurt. Besides, this was strictly business, nothing personal, according to assistant GM Jay Feaster.

"One of the things that Darryl has always prided himself on is being able to separate out the personal relationship and the business aspect of what it is that we do," Feaster said. "We were in a situation where Brett was not playing, he was not able to crack the starting lineup and hadn't played in an extended period of time. ... It was a decision that was made ... in the best interest of the hockey club."

By Cindy Boren  | November 18, 2010; 9:42 AM ET
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Posted by: mjwies11 | November 18, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know who is responsible for the hideous, distracting, flagrant....advertising that is now shown behind the goal on televised broadcasts of the Caps games? The way it pops onto the screen as the players come near the goal SUCKS! Is ad space on the boards, the ice and on the screen by the scores not enough??

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