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[Extension] Budaj Extended 2 More Years With Canadiens


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#1 Alex the Great

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

The Montreal Canadiens and goaltender Peter Budaj have agreed to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension.

Budaj played eight games with the Canadiens this season, recording a 6-1-1 record with a 2.28 goals against average and .917 save percentage and one shutout.

The 30-year-old Slovak will get the start in goal Thursday night when the Canadiens visit the Buffalo Sabres.

Budaj joined the Canadiens organization as a free agent on July 1, 2011. He was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round (63rd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.


1.4 for a solid backup, good signing for the Habs and Budaj
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

good signing for the habs
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

Not a bad signing. His been playing solid for the habs
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Honestly this is a little surprising.
Budaj is good enough to be a 1A/1B type goalie, he proved that with the Avs a few years ago.
He must really like Montreal if he's willing to stay backup behind Price.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

I could see Budaj may have had a better opportunity individually on another team, however being a part of a winning franchise in a good situation he did very well for himself with this deal.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

I like Budaj. Not sure if the Habs could of done any better in locking up a backup. Maybe if they got Luongo I suppose.

Plus, I love Budaj's Ned Flanders mask.
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