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06-14-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Schaffran View Post
Many of our top players bypass there junior and senior years and play junior hockey. If want to add in Midget AAA and Prep Schools in, the top 3 and 6 of the top 10 are from Minnesota. Also in the delopment program from this year there was only one more guy from Michigan then Minnesota.
Same with Michigan re: top players leaving for Juniors. Also, can't really count Prep - for example of the 20 players on Shattuck's prep team, 15 are from outside Minnesota, one from Latvia. Obviously, both states are top amateur hockey states. Both produce top tier players. I don't think amateur hockey is going sway where Suter signs.

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