The Calgary Flames gave little indication of any potential management shakeup at an optimistic news conference capping the end of a disappointing National Hockey League season.
The Flames finished out of the NHL playoffs for the first time in seven years, with the lowest goals-for (204) in the league, and a dismal home record for the 2009-10 season.
Despite that, president Ken King brushed aside rumours Monday that Darryl Sutter's general manager position was in jeopardy and focused on the renewal of 97 per cent of season ticket holders.
"I think one of the reasons we've enjoyed such a great renaissance in popularity is due in no small part to the gentleman sitting beside me and his involvement, and what he has done is help create a credible and competitive hockey environment," said King on Monday, sitting next to Sutter who has been GM since 2002.
King said he will assess the team's operations in the next three to four weeks.
"We're throwing no bodies out on the tarmac here," he said. "We're going to take a very close scrutiny of everyone, from the president downward."
Sutter answered all of the media's questions with short direct answers, blaming the team's 10th place Western Conference finish on a poor home record, especially in January.
"When you're in the top 10 on the road and in the bottom 10 at home it tells you there's an area that you really have to look at and find out why and solve that," said Sutter.
When asked if Flames captain Jarome Iginla — who blamed himself for the team's lack of goals — would be traded, Sutter said: "Jarome has been and is an awesome player."