Looks like the Gophers might be losing one of their top recruits in Blake McLaughlin. He was listed in the student directory at one point, but is now missing. That would indicate he withdrew from school. He can either go back to the USHL and hit campus for the Gophers (or another school) in 2019 or he can go to the WHL. Considering his likelihood to be a top two round NHL draft pick, my guess is that he's going to the WHL.
A bit of schadenfreude for Motzko? Maybe just a little.
Talk about those other, inferior, teams here.