the 2017-18 edition of Notre Dame hockey would likely be a pre-season FF favorite and I could imagine some would be picking the Irish to be the favorite to win it all. Accepting that there is a fair bit of luck that goes into playing well enough over 2 specific weekends of hockey as well as this program's historyo f living up to the loftiest of expectations, this team would clearly be good enough to walk away with a national title.
Whatever any of these players do, I can't fault them. They've come here and given a ton to the program and the school. Selfishly though I just hope the allure of winning an NCAA championship still means as much to a college hockey player today as it did in the past.
I really do think these guys could do it here if everyone comes back.