But again, you can argue that the D pinches a lot better for Budaj than they do for Theo. I think yesterday's game just proved that with this D and PK, no lead is safe, no matter the goalie. The last two Dallas games come to mind. In both games the Avs had the lead, one game Budaj got no help and blew it, the same for the recent one with Theo
What I do see is that Budaj seems to make THE save, and smothers it most of the time...while Theo makes THE save, but leaves a juicy rebound
A lot of people on the board argue that the D plays better for Budaj than they do for Theo. I'm not saying I disagree with that, but I would still like to have some stats to support it, so that it's not just something based on one's impression. I believe there's a lot more to it than that.
am a habs fan but i also love avs since 1995....soo when abby was traded it was the same story... when abby played.. no defence cared for him...even now when abby plays like lota ppl can tell habs defence plays way way better when huet is in net even thooo we get out shot... its always the "new guy" the only way to get support from your defence is to play at your best..not letting any softy...am a huge fan of theo but i'll say it... he still did not recover from last year... still lets in some stupid goals... he needs to find his game soon .... goalies like roy and brodeur, they dont need lota help from the defence because they are always have confidence, and coach is a big factor in this. which theo never got from Q. i remamber theo made like 40 saves but lost 3-2 or 2-1 and Q bench him for the next game. as for roy and brodeur even if they let in 6 goals the coach puts them in net to get back at it, which is also theo got from Q. am not saying theo is doing bad cuz of coach or the defence but there is a little factor for his sloppy plays.