I've been watching the team since 1994 and this is obviously the worst team we've seen since then. Probably since 1986-87. So many questions and so few answers. Are Merrill and Trouba going to bail? Anyone else? Will Red come back for another season? Does our recruiting class that seems so promising stay intact?
Merrill and Trouba were gonna leave whether we went undefeated or never won a game. I expect a few more will leave. Nieves and PDG are NHL prospects, so they could go. Guptill maybe too. I expect Red to stay as he signed a 3 year extension recently.
Forwards should still be fine, regardless of departures. Some studs coming in there. Defense will still be a ? b/c Downing is prolly the only of the two blue liners committed that could play top 2 lines (but he's not in Trouba or Merrill's league). Losing Carrick in the last class really hurts now. The team will still be talented enough to make the NCAAs, especially if Rutledge returns. I think this year is an aberration. Frosh goalie, defensemen hurt, slow starts from a couple guys etc. Next year will be better. Not elite, but better IMO