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    I think Bob hasn’t been doing the whole 5th year thing because it would cause a backup in the recruiting pipeline. Since we only have 3 forwards lined up for fall 2023, I wonder if Bob tosses a guy like Nelson a fifth year. Undrafted so he wouldn’t have an NHL team breathing down his back, and would be physically imposing as a 5th year (already is). Good for both parties. Obviously a year away but I wonder if we see Bob and co. start to use that option more down the road.

    I also don’t know how much pro hockey is in Nelson’s future. This is just a rumor I’ve heard from a couple of people involved in hockey down in SW Minnesota but apparently when he’s done at the U he might give the pros a shot (probably the minors) but would eventually like to go back down and farm.