Time running out for Maurice

Time running out for Maurice

Paul Maurice says he's not worried about losing his job. But the veteran Winnipeg Jets coach should be feeling plenty of pressure as a once-promising season has taken a dramatic nose-dive. Paul Maurice says he's not worried about losing his job. But the veteran Winnipeg Jets coach should be feeling plenty of pressure as a once-promising season has taken a dramatic nose-dive. Seven straight regulation defeats by a combined score of 28-10 represents the longest free-fall of his tenure, one that would have plenty of general managers around the NHL experiencing motion sickness and reaching for the "eject" button. Montreal's Claude Julien was canned earlier this season after three consecutive losses, the last two in overtime and a shootout to Ottawa. Heck, Calgary's Geoff Ward was sent packing in March after a win against the Senators. What to make of Maurice's fragile crew? They didn't exactly come out guns-a-blazing on Monday night in the nation's capital, mustering all of six shots against Ottawa in the opening frame, giving up a shorthanded goal, fighting back to tie it midway through the …
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