Brent Sutter offered up an straightforward review Friday of Jay Bouwmeester's performance on a road trip that just might serve as the coup de grace for the Calgary Flames.

"In San Jose, he just wasn't himself," the coach said after practice on enemy ice in the Edmonton bedroom community of Leduc. "Caught out of position too much. Over-thinking the game instead of relaxing and being himself."

With an annual salary of $6.67 million, expectations of Bouwmeester hover at the same height as the Calgary Tower.

Safe to say, he fell far short in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Joe Thornton and the Sharks.

On the first San Jose goal, Bouwmeester surrendered the puck to Torrey Mitchell along the wall.