Some of your guys are truly ridiculous! You'd pick Boucher before him??? What are you smoking, guy? Auld was a respectable backup but he isn't really a starter. Budaj has at least been a starter before...and for a lousy defensive team in front of him.....with a half decent defence in front of him, he'll make a good backup. Did you all see Craig Anderson's numbers before he went to Ottawa? Not many would say he's a lousy goaltender but backstopping that team has been a challenge. Budaj will be fine....for that contract...and he'll play a few more games than Auld.
Not one of the guys I was hoping for but it's just the backup. Looking at his stats his best year was numbers wise the one where he played only 15 games, which is what he should play at most if Carey stays healthy.
I think its a good deal. Auld was a good teammate but if Price got hurt we were done last year. With Bud as back up we have someone who can play more and if Price goes down for a week or 2 he can fill in better then Auld
I don't see the point of "loving" or "hating" such a move, it's minor, whether he is an upgrade over Auld will be seen this year as the Habs are a different team than Colorado was and it might suit him better. As long as he comes here as a good team player, with a good attitude, accepts his backup role well and plays to a 2.5 GAA when put in nets, I am satisfied.