I feel bad for Merrill- he's not had much of a college carreer, but that's more due to injury and things beyond his control. So on one hand, one more year would be good for him, but on the other, why risk another injury at this point? I think we were lucky he came back this season, and got a look at what could have been if he got more ice time. I wish you luck!!!
Clare.. not sure about him- sometimes he's played reasonably well. But he's earned more non time than ice time with just what we see. Oh, well.
So no mention of Rutledge... interesting.
Again, I look back at the years following obvious problems- after JMFJ left, Porter got the team together and took us to the FF, and then after we almost lost it and barely made it in during 2010, we went to the championship game in 2011. There's plenty of hope and optimism out there.