although I am more focused on trying to give him enough PT to see if he has potential for next year. Rutledge has actually appeared in only 7 games and in minutes has played the equivalent of less than 5 games. Either he should be the goalie for the rest of the year, or, alternatively, the coaches should say "for the rest of the season, Racine plays every Friday night, Rutledge plays every Saturday night," no matter what (or vice versa).
If I thought we still had a chance for the NCAAs, I might be advocating Janecyk as the goalie, since I think at this point of the 3, he best fits the "just don't allow soft goals" objective. But these last 2 losses - which were 2 of the 5 most winnable games on our remaining schedule - have really done us in. I don't think winning the CCHA tourney is a must, but we would need to go like 12-3 the rest of the regular season, sweep 2 playoff series and maybe win 1 game at the JLA (winding up 24-16-2), and this group just doesn't have a run like that in them, even if one of these goalies all of a sudden started standing on his head.