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Lightning Reportedly Re-sign Jon Cooper to 1-year Extension

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33 minutes ago, siddious said:

Not really a vote of confidence 

He still had a year on his deal, according to Elliot, so this gives him another year. At the end of this contract he will have been the Lightning's coach for close to 14 years. 


I think this makes sense. One of the reasons why he was so successful when he came in is because he coached a lot of the Tampa players in the AHL. That's not the case anymore, and his message may start to lose its impact as the veterans go out and the young players come in.


There's not really a reason to sign him longer than that. They can always extend him again. 

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Love the guy, and glad he's staying there for a few more years. This will probably be his last deal with Tampa, so it gives him some more longevity. In a sport where it can be a coaching carousel, having a coach leading the same team for what will be close to 15 years is rare. Obviously they have a near three-peat to show for it, but still, a tenure like that in the NHL is difficult.

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