Note: The Jets were off on Wednesday although as you’ll read in note II they were still making some news. Today they are scheduled to practice at 11:00 AM at Bell MTS Place. Be sure to check back for the Practice Report with the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Jets announced they have extended head coach Paul Maurice to a multi year deal (reported to be three years). Following Jets practice he and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will be speaking. Update: You can listen to Maurice’s here and Cheveldayoff’s here.
Note III: The Moose find themselves back in action tonight following last night’s 2-1 loss to the IceHogs. With 25 games left in their schedule it may be premature to call tonight’s game must win but it is getting close to that point. Puck drop is at 7 PM.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Why the Paul Maurice extension shifts pressure on Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to improve the team’s roster. (Paywall). Ken writes that the hot seat transfers over to the GM.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets coach on the rise says Chipman. He certainly has the support of ownership.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice remains right man for the job. (Paywall). Mike offers up his thoughts on the extension.
The Hockey News: The Jets could’ve made Paul Maurice their scapegoat. Here’s why they extended him instead. Reasons for why the Jets maintained the continuity of Maurice at the helm.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. Include: 1) Maurice extension. 16) Kyle Connor rumour. 17) Byfuglien grievance.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts Podcast. Jets talk starts around the 32 minute mark about Paul Maurice. Goes to 37:47.
Winnipeg Free Press: The save of his life. What a story and thankfully Rick is here to tell it. Seeing him back on the ice last week for practice with the Moose he didn’t look like he has missed a beat.