Just wanted to give you all a report on one of your NCAA prospects, Bernd Brückler. He played an absolutely awesome game vs. UMD earlier tonight. Made 29 of 31 saves (many were real beauties!) to perserve the tie for Wisconsin.
I say Bruckler has stepped up his play from the beginning of the year, mostly going by statistics. Perhaps they sign him in offseason to be minor league AHL backup. If not, they'll have 5 players they could sign next year (Bruckler, Grumet-Morris, Tremblay, Beauchemin, Hostikka). Hostikka, being a European would not be essential to sign or risk losing rights, and they also might consider Roman Malek again this offseason or next. Should be an interesting Quandry.