For those complaining that some of the NHL players featured on Puck Tracks were too metal-centric in their musical tastes, say hello to Peter Budaj(notes): Colorado Avalanche goalie, child of the '80s and classical music aficionado.
This episode of the podcast is a great example for why we cast a wide net for guests. Granted, Budaj isn't exactly piling up the starts behind the Craig Anderson(notes) in Colorado these days, or on Team Slovakia during the Olympics. But he has a passion for Phil Collins. So it all balances out.
Puck Tracks, our first podcast, created and facilitated by audio producer Michael Raphael. It features players discussing the music that helps shape their lives and careers. It's their soundtrack on the road or on the ice. It's the music that fuels their competitive passion, or evokes bittersweet memories of childhood and family.
Here is Episode 5 of the inaugural season of Puck Tracks, featuring the varied musical tastes of Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj:
Check out previous episodes featuring Wade Belak, Brooks Laich, Matt Greene (Eagles of Death Metal, FTW) and Steve Ott. Follow @pucktracks on Twitter for news and updates on subsequent episodes of Season 1.