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Vegoe wrote:


Tony Scott and advisor Ben Weiand talk ~ 35 min about Joe Miller’s decommit and maybe being asked to play another year in the USHL. More than just not enough room.

Jack Braccini is mentioned as well — his ability to shoot the puck is highlighted, but someone who might be looking for a CCHA spot.

Scholarship money and role are always issues with college hockey, especially with so many players with the option for an extra year.

Garrett Pinoniemi, John Mittelstadt and Nate Warner also brought up. Scott hypothesizes that Warner might have to find a new spot because of so many injuries.

I’ve always been curious about the scholarship situation. The Gophers tend to have the most draft picks of all college teams, yet teams like UMI and UND often get some higher draft picks. Is this because UMI and UND are giving more full scholarships to high end recruits while MN is rumored to prefer splitting scholarships amongst more players?

I thought I saw on one of the Gopher games this weekend they showed a stat where the Gophers had 4 or 5 more drafted players despite UMI having five 1st rounders. What else explains the drop off on Michigan?