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Craig Anderson - How do you feel about him?

After watching Craig Anderson backstop the Senators tonight with 48 saves over the Habs I recalled his days with the Avalanche. Anderson started his first season with a ridiculous 71 games played and backstopped the Avs to a playoff appearance with Sharks where his two wins resulted in a 51 shut out save performance and another 25 saves. The Avs have not been back to the post season since. His second season with the Avs was also his last - Colorado went an abysmal 30-44-8 and finished 2nd last in the league; Anderson was injured Oct. 26 and only logged 33 games but by then it was too late if I recall correctly. Anderson went 13-15-3 and allowed 99 goals on 957 shots during that span for a GAA of 3.28 and a Sv% of .897. But what I recall most about Andersons 2010-11 season was his attitude - there were times where it just seemed like he did not want to be playing; during some games I think I recall him not even trying on some shots and wrap around attempts by opposing skaters. Granted the whole season was a disaster but he wasn't exactly solid even during his wins with the Avs looking back on the season:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_Colorado_Avalanche_season#Schedule_and_results

So I ask - What is your opinion of the Anderson now? Should we resent him? Should we be happy for him?

Me personally, I do. I just hated his attitude during those times. I feel that Anderson is good when he wants to be.

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