I know you guys aren't supposed to follow the Swiss news closely but before stating so-called facts, you should probably do a bit of research.
It's now been 2-3 seasons that there's been talk of Berra and the NHL. It's almost 100% sure he's moving this offseason. He's arguably one of the best goaltenders out of the NHL, managed to get Biel into the playoffs, finished 8th and went all the way to game 7 with the #1 seed. Just because he's 26 and he's never played an NHL hockey game doesn't mean he's worth a bag of pucks.
Think Berra has already signed with the Flames so it's 100% that he's leaving now. He'll either be the backup in Calgary or in the AHL next year.
I'll reserve judgement until he plays in NA. Gustavsson and Karlsson were highly touted goalies in Europe who came to NA and didn't exactly shine.
Goalies are such a crapshoot - you never really know what you're going to get, but hopefully Berra works out.
Exactly. You can only hope your team's scouts did their job, and then wait to see how he does when he comes over.
There is no point anointing Berra (or Ramo, for that matter) as the Flames' savior until they play, but there is also no point in disregarding them either. Sometimes nobody can really know how good they will be until they actually get some NHL time in.
Also, Cundari has been getting really good reviews from his time in Abby. Should get a look on the Flames before the season is up.
Having watched Cundari in Windsor for a few seasons, he always struck me as a kid who you couldn't count out. Obviously he's not big, but he's solid. I doubt he's going to be a top pairing NHL d-man, or even top 3 d-man, but I can see him 4-5 range somewhere, in time. .