Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice sees 20-21 as a success
Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice spent the better part of 40 minutes Friday morning answering questions via Zoom call from the media about the season just past, and the potential for the one that immediately lies ahead.
And the message was tilted far more towards the positive end of things, rather than the negative just a few days after his team was swept in four straight games in the NHL Scotia North Division Final by the Montreal Canadiens Monday night at the Bell Center.
Maurice feels very strongly about the makeup of the team, and the way it handled itself during the pandemic shortened season. Especially the core group led by the likes of Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Connor Hellebuyck, Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, Adam Lowry and Josh Morrissey.
“We got a good, strong coming of age core. There’s still some work to do for sure,” added Maurice. “I think this is the first group of guys that we’ve had, that we’re kind of completely committed to Winnipeg, to the Jets. That’s like an important step to go.”
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