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Report: Cheveldayoff and Maurice will be signed to extensions

The news that has been speculated on all summer should become reality soon.

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From reliable insider Elliotte Friedman (he was the first to report on the imminent deal between the Winnipeg Jets and Matt Hendricks), the Jets are closing in on contract extensions for both their head coach Paul Maurice and their general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. This is an expected move as the Jets remain loyal to those who work for them, even when the results are not there. It should be argued that they have improved their NHL depth immensely since their first season, but they still have bad players on the roster.

Even if Cheveldayoff and Maurice get extensions that are promised, it does not mean that they are necessarily in the job until their contracts are up. It has long been speculated that both would be given extensions because they only have one year left on their contracts and not giving them an extension means that they are dead men walking. While they might not deserve the extensions, and that argument can be made, this is a normal move. It does depend on how long the extensions are for; short-term means they are on the clock while long-term means they are probably safe despite performance.