If one of Spath's other posts, he mentioned about Clare returning for his senior year if he plays by "Michigan's rules".
Not sure I get this one. There should only be one way, not sure what leeway he has as a 5th or 6th D-man with no meaningful impact on defense or offense. I believe Red had a long leash with some of his players this year (more talented, longer leash), and not sure how much the coaches stepped in or relied upon Treias, K Lynch, Moffie and Bennett to resolve the issues.
The composition of the D could be very vulnerable next year. Serville, Szuma and Chiasson need to add strength and become grittier like the smallish Ferris State defenseman who are a pain to play against.