Hate him or love him, Craig Anderson has been the story of the NHL this October. With dwindling expectations for the Colorado Avalanche coming into the season, general manager Greg Sherman initially brought Anderson in to add some goaltending depth to a team seriously lacking it but ultimately got a lot more than he bargained for. Literally. Anderson, who spent his last three seasons with the Florida Panthers, came to Colorado as a relatively inexperienced goaltender having only played in 109 NHL games since being drafted twice. Once, 77th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and secondly, 73rd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. During his tenure with the Panthers, Anderson proved to be a more-than-adequate backup in limited play behind s ...
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