• Winnipeg fires Noel amid skid, hires Maurice

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Jan 14, 2014
    On Sunday, the Winnipeg Jets fired head coach Claude Noel and replaced him with Paul Maurice. So when the Winnipeg Jets finally put Claude Noel out of his misery and brought in Paul Maurice, you could expect an initial reaction from the players. Noel coached the Jets to a 37-35-10 record in 2011-12, the club's first season in Winnipeg after relocating from Atlanta. Until Cheveldayoff moves out someone meaningful to show the roster he means business, it’s a longshot that Maurice’s arrival will suddenly spur them to the heights Noel’s presence never could. The Jets are on a five-game losing streak, last in the Central Division and well out of that playoff spot Maurice says is one of his objectives. That said, the team hasn’t received anywhere close to consistent goaltending from starter Ondrej Pavelec and their core of young players, which dates back to the franchise’s days operating as the Atlanta Thrashers, emits an air of complacency most hockey people can see from miles away.
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