Expect Jets to do what it takes to keep coach Paul Maurice

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice talks to his team during a game against the Vancouver Canucks...

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice talks to his team during a game against the Vancouver Canucks at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, March 12, 2014. (MARIANNE HELM/Getty Images/AFP)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Paul Maurice was quick to dismiss a report from the TSN panel that he was unlikely to return behind the bench of the Winnipeg Jets next season because of family commitments.

Since Maurice worked on that same TSN national panel earlier this season, the report certainly warranted further investigation.

And since he’s only under contract until the end of the current campaign, I asked Maurice directly if there was any truth to the suggestion?

“Is that because we lost five in a row?” asked Maurice, displaying his clear understanding of the media business from his time on camera.

When it was relayed to him the comments came during the intermission when Wednesday’s game with the Vancouver Canucks was still tied, Maurice polled members of the media for some context before getting around to the actual denial.


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