March 29 2016 03:31PM
Kyle Connor watch is officially on in Winnipeg.
The Michigan Wolverines saw their season come to an end on Saturday night as North Dakota dismantled their good-ish but flawed team in truly ugly fashion. The final score was 5-2, but shots were 49-27, which is fairly reflective of how the game went and deserved to have gone.
One thing to note, though, was that Connor and his line created the only two Michigan goals on the night, which was to be expected. Michigan scored 181 goals all year (not a bad total in just 38 games!), and Connor, JT Compher, and Tyler Motte combined for 83 of them. That's almost 46 percent of the goals for one of the top 10 or so best teams in the country. Patently absurd, but it speaks to the power Connor and Co. brought to the rink every night.
March 29 2016 05:00AM
With the season winding down the Jets Nation podcast dives into the floundering season of the Winnipeg Jets and the ethics of tanking.
March 28 2016 08:35PM
Call this a double loss for the Winnipeg Jets. Not only did the Jets lose 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers but they also "lost" a point in the ongoing battle to draft Auston Matthews first overall. Granted, the draft lottery may still swing the Jets way but with every point gained, the odds of getting Matthews get slimmer.
March 28 2016 12:54PM
The Winnipeg Jets will play their final game of the season out east tonight as they head to Wells Fargo Center to face Shayne Gostisbehere and the Philadelphia Flyers.
They'll look to rebound after a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night. The Jets allowed three unanswered goals after leading 2-0.
“We know we didn’t bring it in the third, especially when you give up a lead like that,” said Scheifele. “It’s going to be a tough test against Philly, and hopefully we can make it a good one.”
March 28 2016 09:30AM
The Winnipeg Jets' top prospect from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft just completed what may be a historically defining season in the NCAA. Connor completed his freshman year with 71 points, just like Jack Eichel the year prior, making Connor and Eichel the highest scoring freshmen since Paul Karyia in 1993.
Should the Winnipeg Jets sign Connor now or pursue him in the summer?