Friday, February 4, 2011

Jose Theodore keeps winning long after entire NHL appeared to write him off

This was a blurb over at InGoal Magazine today. Makes me so proud of him!!

Jose Theodore made 38 saves in Tuesday’s 4-3 win over Colorado, once again playing a huge role in Minnesota’s playoff surge behind equally stingy starter Niklas Backstrom. Theodore is now 9-7-2 (including his 250h career win) with a .914 save percentage, not bad for a goaltender who didn’t have a job when the season started, and was worried about his future before Josh Harding tore up his knee in a crease collision and the Wild came calling.

Which makes it worthwhile to revisit a great recent story by Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that was written after watching a game in the press box beside Theodore. It examines the extreme ups and downs of a remarkably roller coaster career that has alternated between league MVP and media whipping boy, as well as the personality behind the heavily tattooed, guitar playing, puck stopper and the tragic loss of a child.

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