It's clearly a negotiated resignation. As such, it might well have come with some sort of consideration attached ... monetary or otherwise.I guess by quitting he does not get any more money, or not the full amount of the contract?
I'm far from convinced that firing a guy "for cause" based on his actions prior to the start of his current contract is as easy as people seem to think it is. In fact, I think it's danged near impossible. The onus of due diligence is on the employer, not the employee ... unless the employee actively tries to deceive regarding prior actions. That wouldn't seem to be the case here at all. Based on his "apology" I'm not convinced Peters thinks he did anything wrong at all ... ever ... like in his whole life. It's on the Flames to know who and what they're hiring, not on a prospective coach to bring up past actions that may or may not present a problem to the team at some point in the future.