Ask any Winnipeg Jets fan and they will tell you that a team is only as good as their coach. The moment Paul Maurice stepped up to fill Claude Noel’s position, there was an immediate and noticeable change.
Sometimes in this business, a simple game of connect the dots is a great way to fuel speculation. And given how the last round of NHL expansion went, with the Vegas Golden Knights reaching the Stanley Cup final during their inaugural campaign, it’s only natural to expect Seattle is going to want to hit the ground running when they break into the league in 2021-22.
Paul Maurice doesn’t often find himself at a loss for words. Sunday night was one of those times, though, when the subject of him reaching 700 NHL wins was brought up in his postgame session with members of the media.
“When you’re starting young, you’re thinking, ‘Wow, if I could coach 500 games in this league, that would be a milestone,'” Maurice said.