What was rumor yesterday – and really has been since the end of last season – is now official today.
Both GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Paul Maurice have been given “multi-year” extensions by the Winnipeg Jets. It didn’t take long for Jets fans to chime in on social media and reactions were mostly of befuddlement.
Some fans took to humor and sarcasm…
When your team has sucked for 6 years and you have a chance to extend the architect and the Coach, you would be silly to pass it up.
— Ryan Willerton (@rrwillerton) September 6, 2017
— James Bailey (@bails85) September 6, 2017
Why not I extended my season tickets for 5 years with no results to show for it!
— Mattie B (@mbshaker) September 6, 2017
— TJ (@Wpgtjross) September 6, 2017
In what was a common theme for many, fans wondered how a reward of contract extensions came before results did…
Rewarded for complete lack of results
— Kris Koenig (@Krisk99992) September 6, 2017
Chevy = good. Maurice = meh. Timing = necessary now?
— jimmy_pop (@jirwin204) September 6, 2017
Some Jets fans felt that Kevin Cheveldayoff may have earned his extension – perhaps based on a solid track record of drafting (which granted, he shouldn’t get total credit for) as well as making some much needed moves this summer – but were not convince that Maurice should have been given the same treatment…
Chevy I'm fine with…still questioning PoMo though
— Justin Silva (@Agent_Silva) September 6, 2017
Chevy…..yes. Maurice….should have waited to see how team was doing December 1.
— Ross Murray (@MurrayRoster) September 6, 2017
Chevy's good but Pomo I don't get. I understand he's been developing more than trying to win but show me you can win before a multi-year ext
— Jaret Sourisseau (@Sourico) September 6, 2017
Other fans felt it was a move needed to be made as Maurice entered the season in the final year of his current contract in order to provide some stability, but also warned that there still could be consequences to a poor start…
A coach doesn't go into a season as a lame duck. Smart move for that reason alone. Re-evaluate at the halfway mark.
— Rob Waatainen (@robwaatainen) September 6, 2017
If there's a rough start, and the bottom starts falling out of the boat, I don't expect the status quo.If the team performs, ext. validated.
— DJ Fakee (@GooseTheGander) September 6, 2017
Like Chevy extension. Have to think there is a Plan B for Maurice in the org, if they get off to a bad start this year fans will turn quick.
— Ron Waterman (@H20Mann) September 6, 2017
Others still flat out hated the idea that the coach and GM may have been extended…
Makes me wanna puke
— Bryce (@BryceT_22) September 6, 2017
Virtually everything the organization does is ass-backwards so why not extend two individuals whose contributions are questionable at best?
— Kristen Suderman (@KLSuderhand) September 6, 2017