Winnipeg Jets Sign Head Coach Paul Maurice To Four-Year Contract Extension

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday Maurice took the Jets to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel was fired. “He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person as well,” general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said of Maurice, who took over in mid-January. “He walked...
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Hope and Pray is not a Plan

Follow @puckrantjets on Twitter   A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.  ~William Bolitho This is probably a very accurate description of the Jets situation, at least as how GM Kevin Cheveldayoff explained it today.  That also includes the caveat of 'reading between the line' too but that's what every one is doing after his 'State...
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Maurice earns four-year contract with Jets

Paul Maurice is returning as coach of the Winnipeg Jets, agreeing Wednesday to a four-year contract. "Quite honestly it really didn't take that long," Jets executive vice president and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "He's an impressive hockey coach, but he's an impressive person as well... Made a tremendous impact the moment he walked in."...
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Paul Maurice Staying In Winnipeg

via TSN, Paul Maurice has agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice became the Jets' interim coach on Jan. 12 when he replaced the fired Claude Noel. Maurice, 47, is coaching his third NHL franchise. He had two stints with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and also coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons.
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Connor Hellebuyck selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) USA Hockey announced Tuesday, April 15 the first 15 players of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. The first group of players includes one goaltender, six defensemen and eight forwards, including former UMass Lowell goaltender Connor...
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Chevy's Ego Preventing the Jets from Improving Goaltending

Why do the Jets treat Ondrej Pavelec with kid gloves?  Why is there no tough love approach for this player compared to others who have received it under both coaches?  Is Devon Setoguchi that much worse than Pavelec that he should pay the price of admission to the pine or press box more often? These are the kinds of questions that Jets fans are asking as the long post-mortem...
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Doug Carr’s Abbotsford debut ends in shootout loss

ABBOTSFORD – He waited a long time to make his professional debut and it was worth the wait, but it didn’t end in the way Doug Carr wanted. Carr’s professional debut with the Abbotsford Heat ended in a 5-4 shootout loss on Sunday afternoon. Carr landed in Abbotsford, British Columbia on April 2 and signed an amateur try-out contract with the Heat. However, his professional...
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Dustin Byfuglien will start as a forward in 2014-15

Dustin Byfuglien has been used a forward and a defenseman throughout the 2013-14 season. In January, the Jets moved Big Buff up front while still using him on the point with the man advantage. His primary role shifted to forward during 5-on-5 play after serving as a defenseman for a little over three years. Where will Byfuglien play in 2014-15? It looks like the Jets have already...
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UMass Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck Wins Mike Richter Award As Top Goalie

Connor Hellebuyck added one final piece of hardware to his mantel Friday before departing UMass Lowell for the NHL. The sophomore goaltender, who last week signed a three-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, accepted the inaugural Mike Richter Award as the nation’s top goalie at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Hellebuyck posted NCAA bests in goals against average (1.79...
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Jets Rumor: Evander Kane could be heading elsewhere

Following his being a healthy scratch last Saturday for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs the talk ramped up about whether or not the Winnipeg Jets are ready to trade Evander Kane during the off-season.Wikimedia.orgKane for his part will not respond to any questions about whether or not he would like to be moved to another club, but the volume of speculation in the media about...
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Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov eggs on taunting Winnipeg Jets fans

When it was rumored the Phoenix Coyotes were going to move to Winnipeg, then Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made it known that he wanted nothing to do with Winnipeg. The fans let him hear it in his first game back in Winnipeg and Bryzgalov egged them on, asking for more. It should be noted that he did this during the play while the puck was in his zone because he is after all, Ilya...
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Thoughts: Game 77 – Pens 4 Jets 2

Pens 4  Jets 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Bennett (3) from Crosby, Jokinen Adams (5) from Stempniak Martin (3) (PP) from Neal, Crosby Gibbons (5) unassisted Stats Shots: Seven Players (2) Missed Shots: Kunitz, Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Niskanen (3) Hits: Bennett, Niskanen (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:46) … Pyatt (10:12) Faceoffs: Adams (6/7) … Jokinen (2/8) CF% Rel...
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Jets' Evander Kane faces lawsuit over alleged assault

The Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane is being sued by a Vancouver man who claims he was assaulted last year, although the 22-year-old forward faces no criminal charges.​ In a notice of civil claim filed on March 28 with the B.C. Supreme Court, the man alleges that he was attacked by Kane while heading home from work on Aug. 10, 2013 near the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay...
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Jets Forward Evander Kane Facing Lawsuit Over Alleged Assault

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is being sued by a man who claims Kane assaulted him in downtown Vancouver last summer, according to CBC News. In the lawsuit that was filed on March 28, Lev Makievsky alleges he was attacked by Kane on a Vancouver street corner while he was on his way home from work on Aug. 10, 2013, CBC reports. The man claims he suffered a concussion and various injuries...
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Jets star Evander Kane being sued over alleged assault

Evander Kane is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from an incident in Vancouver. (Gene J. Puskar/AP) For Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane, a disappointing season has gotten a bit worse today. According to a report from CBC News, Kane is facing a lawsuit from a Vancouver man who alleges Kane assaulted him last year. While no criminal charges are expected to come from the case, this...
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