Peter Budaj: The Forgotten Man in Colorado

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by James Crider in NHL
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A year ago, Peter Budaj was the talk of the Colorado Avalanche. With Jose Theodore departed through free agency, would Budaj be able to rise up as the Avalanche's starting net minder of the future? No, he wouldn't. Budaj, like most of the players on the team, struggled greatly. He finished the season with a career high 55 starts, but also had a career high in losses as he posted a 20-29-5 record. His 0.899 save percentage ranked 27th among starters. Last offseason, it was speculated that the Avalanche would break ties with Budaj, but they surprisingly gave him a $450,000 raise by signing him to a one-year, $1.25 million contract. With Craig Anderson only making $1.5 million this year, many speculated that while Anderson was the clear starting goaltender, Budaj would get involved in 25-35 g ...

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