Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness can sit again and chill out.
Throughout his recap of the top of the season on Sunday, normal supervisor Kevin Cheveldayoff mentioned the 68-year-old will probably be again behind the workforce bench in 2023/24. That is additionally the ultimate yr of his contract with the Manitoba workforce.
Many puzzled if Bowness could be proven the exit door following statements made after his workforce’s five-game elimination in opposition to the Vegas Golden Knights within the first spherical of the playoffs. Particularly, he mentioned he was “so disenchanted and disgusted” with the general efficiency of his gamers.
“There was no need to take revenge. It’s the identical crap we noticed in February. Each time our opponents challenged us for first place, we didn’t struggle again. Right here their greatest gamers have been superior to ours, it wasn’t even shut,” he additionally complained.
Bowness’ inflammatory feedback weren’t appreciated by a lot of his gamers, together with captain Blake Wheeler.
“Bowness had the chance to talk to us as a workforce. He might have been trustworthy with us and dealt with the state of affairs internally. I didn’t like how he behaved after the sport,” the 36-year-old veteran instructed Jets Participant Assessment.