February 9th, 2013 at 7:45 PM ^

Rutledge has looked pretty good when he's stayed at home. Obviously it's a lot easier to make those saves, but I think he'll look a lot better when he has a better understanding of the when/where/why of getting out of the crease to make a play, and that's probably something that just needs to click with him. I haven't seen any NTDP highlights, but I wouldn't be shocked to see that he had enough speed/good enough defense to get away with that stuff before hitting high major NCAA. He also seems to lose concentration out of the net, for whatever reason.

Then again, I know I've been less down on the goaltending than a lot of people are this season, so maybe I'm just not very good at seeing that type of stuff.

Sac Fly

February 9th, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

I don't care if they ice it every time ND puts pressure on, just don't turn it over. Notre Dame pushes tempo so well, any time you turn the puck over in the neutral zone or the defensive zone it's going in your net.

Wolverine Devotee

February 9th, 2013 at 9:00 PM ^

So nd scores, Rutledge gets pulled for Janecyk and then Janecyk lets one right in. 2-6.

Disaster. Anyone holding out hope for winning the playoff is out of their mind. Keep in mind that 2009-10 lost close games and had guys like Hags and had a solid goaltender.

Sac Fly

February 10th, 2013 at 12:00 AM ^

As if this team wasn't horrible enough. If they don't win two games this team will have the worst record a Michigan team under Red Berenson has ever had. 1985-86 had 12 wins, we have 10.

Michigan Arrogance

February 10th, 2013 at 8:03 AM ^

the question is, why we're recruiting goalies (and forwards) who end up bailing on us ess than 2 months before the puck drops their FR year?

I'm not sure if other schools are having recruites bail to the OHL. Either we aren't targeting the right guys or we weren't do something- IDK.

Sac Fly

February 10th, 2013 at 9:08 AM ^

If you want the top prospects in hockey this is the price you pay. If a player is getting a lot of attention, there isn't much we can do about it.

Just imagine a Canadian Nick Saban in Windsor, London, Kitchener and every other city with a big CHL team. Multiple times Michigan has held commitments for two years only to see the player flip after draft day.