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  • Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tangrad

    http://www.tsn.ca/jets-acquire-g-budaj- ... di-1.99636

    The Winnipeg Jets acquired goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Eric Tangradi on Sunday.
    Budaj is a veteran of nine NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and Canadiens. He played in 296 NHL games between the two clubs, compiling a 124-107-36 record with a 2.76 goals against average, .903 save percentage, and 11 career shutouts. His most recent season in Montreal saw him collect a 10-8-3 record with a 2.51 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
    The 32-year-old was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the second round, 63rd overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
    Holland is entering his third pro season after spending his previous two with the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Lethbridge, AB, native made his NHL debut on Oct. 22, 2013 in Montreal versus the Edmonton Oilers. He has yet to record a point through five career NHL games.
    Holland was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round, 193rd overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
    Tangradi was placed on waivers by the Jets on Friday. He had three goals and six points in 55 games last season, and has five goals and 15 points in 136 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jets.
    A native of Philadelphia, PA, the 25-year-old was selected in the second round, 42nd overall, by the Anaheim Ducks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to joining the Jets, he suited up with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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    Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

    Great deal for the Jets considering Tangradi was just placed on waivers. I don't know if Budaj is the answer to their problems but anyone is an improvement over Pavelec.

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      Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

      Now Budaj is on waivers............

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      • #4
        Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

        WTF..

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        • #5
          Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

          Pretty sure the Jets logo is in the dictionary next to "treading water".

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          • #6
            Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

            Perhaps Pavelec's backup could be a cardboard cutout of Pavelec? Only problem is that the cutout might outplay him!

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            • #7
              Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

              Hutchinson is going to be the backup, no?

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              • #8
                Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

                Originally posted by Sara
                Great deal for the Jets considering Tangradi was just placed on waivers. I don't know if Budaj is the answer to their problems but anyone is an improvement over Pavelec.
                Budaj was never going to replace Pavelec. Not only is Budaj barely an NHL goalie, but Pavelec is a pretty decent one. Sure, he had a bad year last year, but the whole team did defensively. They moved from the Southeast division to the Pacific, and the team's struggles with containing Chicago, San Jose and St. Louis' size and skill in their own zone reflected most obviously on Pavelec.

                Should Pavelec be the starting goalie on a Cup contender? Probably not, but he's a good enough filler until the likes of Hellebuyck, Hutchinson and Comrie are ready.

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                  Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

                  Originally posted by Victor
                  Pretty sure the Jets logo is in the dictionary next to "treading water".
                  Then you haven't been paying attention. The Jets are running a gameplan that looks very similar to St. Louis': start by building a good, big, strong core, one not laden with stars but deep and hard to play against, so that you're competitive, then you can start to make riskier picks in the draft, swing for the fences every few picks, like St. Louis did with Schwartz, Tarasenko, Rattie and Fabbri, or Winnipeg has lately with Petan, Ehler, De Leo, and once some of these players pan out and become stars, your core takes on more of a support role.

                  Winnipeg is in the Central now, so will have to compete every night against the big teams in the West, so they'll need size for starters. On forward, Wheeler: 6'4, 215, Ladd: 6'3, 225, Scheifele: 6'2, 200 and growing, Byfuglien: 6'5, 250, Adam Lowry: 6'4, 200... Evander "the physical specimen" Kane, and on D, Trouba: 6'2, 205 and Bogosian: 6'3, 220. The key here is that these are their good players; it's easy to find depth players with size, but they have it throughout their top six and top 4 D.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jets acquire G Budaj, F Holland from Canadiens for F Tan

                    And their draft record since moving to Winnipeg has been impeccable. First year there, and in a fairly week draft, they land their future number one center, who has already arrived as such. Next year they get their franchise defenseman; who is almost there. Then another future 24 minute defenseman, and then a forward who is looking so far like a future all-star. And that's just in the first round. Add Scott Kosmachuk, who was only a third rounder and just had a 105-point OHL season, Nice Petan, who will be Canada's top center at the WJCs this year (apologies to McDavid), Jimmy Lodge, J.C. Lipon, Andrew Copp, etc.

                    Originally posted by Dean Ambrose
                    Hutchinson is going to be the backup, no?
                    That still seems to be the case. But their top goalies on the depth chart behind Pavelec are 24 year old Hutchinson and 21 year old Hellebuyck. This move adds depth and creates an atmosphere of competition, both between Budaj and Hutchinson for the NHL backup job, and hopefully, even between Budaj and Hellebuyck for the AHL starting job.

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