And just to get this on the record: hate this deal. Budaj is awful. Have no idea why they wouldn't keep Auld, who was perfect in the mentor/stabilizing role for Price. Makes absolutely no sense IMO.
feel the same...
and it's not even a good deal for us. Budaj shouldn't be earning over 1M$, especially not when Boucher signs for 2 years/1.9M at about the same time.
does the habs management not get the information everyone else gets? there are so many average goalies out there, why rush to sign one on day 1? why not wait at least a week or so, where Budaj and others of his caliber would be desperate just to stay in the NHL.
it's not big problem given how small the cap hit is, but the it points yet again to some questionable decision making by our management team