Three games in, several questionable goals against (the worst, Penner’s shot from the side of the net in Edmonton Sunday evening, a 4.38 goals against average with a 82.4% save percentage has Peter Budaj on the ropes in Colorado. Many in the media questioned him as a starter but I don’t think few thought he would be this bad.
Two good things for him though. First, it’s early. Second, Head Coach Granato is patient and will give Budaj enough time to either begin making saves or be send back to Slovakia for good.