Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney is in the midst of negotiating a contract extension with the NHL and is close to completing a new deal, a league source confirmed. No timeline for when the contract might be finalized has been set. Maloney’s current deal expires this off-season, as does coach Dave Tippett’s. Both have been instrumental in guiding the Coyotes to three playoff berths in four seasons without an owner. “Of course I’d like to stay with this group of players and people and organization and make it work here,” Maloney said soon after the season wrapped. “I think that would be a real coup to win here when people don’t think it can happen.” Much of the focus already this off-season has centered on Tippett and his future. Vancouver and Dallas have coaching vacancies. So did Colorado before former goalie Patrick Roy landed the job Thursday. That ends speculation Tippett might be pursued by the Avalanche if he reaches July 1 without a new deal from the Coyotes. “If it gets to July 1 and there’s no owner, I’m without a contract,” Tippett said previously. “I’m gonna coach somewhere next year. I hope it’s here, but I’m gonna coach somewhere next year I hope.”