Saturday, August 16, 2014

José does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Maybe you've seen celebrities all over the place taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...raising awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. They are challenged by someone to do it, then they challenge others. José was challenged by TVA colleague, Dave Morissette. He then challenged colleague Michel Bergeron, his sister-in-law, Vero, and singer Marc Dupre.

Here is the video on TVA Sports' website.

And I broke it down frame-by-frame. I'm assuming the little Spiderman on the right is Romi, his daughter. And I believe the one on the left is his nephew, Mason. Here is the translation:

Well then I’ve been abducted by 2 Spidermen, I don’t really know where I am, it’s cold I think it’s the river, but they told me I didn’t have a choice but to accept, my friend Dave Morissette challenged me. So Dave I’m here, I accept, I don’t really have a choice with these two keeping me hostage. I’m putting water, take off my cap Spiderman. I challenge The Tiger, Michel Bergeron, from TVA sports. My sister-in-law, Vero, you have to wear a white t-shirt like me. And Marc Dupre, the voice of Quebec. Vero, you have to wear a white tshirt.

More golf photos

I have found more photos from Michel Therrien's Golf tournament.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

José loves golf, August 2014 edition

It's long been known that José loves playing golf. I wouldn't be surprised if he plays everyday when possible, year round since he lives in Florida and pretty much lives on a golf course.

In the past couple of weeks he's played in two charity golf events in the Montreal area.

On August 6th, he participated in the Simple Plan Foundation tournament (the guys from the band Simple Plan are personal friends of his.)

This photo was from that event. He's with Dary Laflamme and Michel Bergeron.

Then earlier this week he participated in Michel Therrien's charity golf tournament.

I first realized he was at that event when Kris Letang, defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins tweeted/instagrammed this photo with the caption "Mon idole #60."

Here is a photo posted by the girl who was his caddy (@penblackk)

And here he was talking with the GM of the Habs, Marc Bergevin.

Here are a few different angles of the group photo, but he's hard to see. He's in the back row, 3rd from left, in the cap and red and gray shirt.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

José is still doing analysis for TVA Sports

Just checking in to let you all know José is still doing analysis for TVA Sports. He was on their Free Agency Frenzy coverage on July 1, 2014. And TVA Sports is now the official French network of the NHL, so beginning next season they will be showing a lot more games, especially Habs' games.

Here are a few shots from his appearance on July 1st.

And Val recorded this from her was when they asked José about his "Welcome to the NHL" moment.

Louis: What was your welcome to the NHL moment?

José: I remember it very well, and Renaud too remembers it. It was an emergency call up. I was 19 playing for the Hull Olympiques and Rejean Houle came to get me on a private jet so we could get to Hartford. I missed the warm up, I just had time to get myself dressed. In Hartford the number 2 goalie sits in the corner so it was 3-1 for us, I was relaxed looking around at the crowd appreciating the moment (I think a better non-direct translation is taking it all in.) Then all of a sudden 3 or 5 goals go in really fast, and I remember Mario Tremblay made a sign, andI had forgotten my glove and blocker in the locker room. So now Mario wants me to get on the ice, and you see me running for the locker room. It looked like I was scared and that I didn’t want get on the ice. And then I was scored on on the second shot. So that was really my baptism into the NHL. Wasn’t the best way to enter the NHL.