Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nothing much changing...

The lockout's not looking promising, but I still have hope for a partial season.

José is still in Florida, practicing periodically with a group of about 10 players (some Panthers and some former Panthers.)

They typically practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but José doesn't go each day. The other two goalies that practice are Scott Clemmensen and Tomas Vokoun, and it seems they arrange for there to be no more than 2 goalies, so they can play a mini-game.

They are practicing at a different rink than Saveology, and it's more difficult to get photos. So Angi and Nelly haven't been able to take any for a bit.

And that's all I know. This lockout really stinks.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Practice" photos from 11/7/12

Angi took a few photos at the November 17th informal practice. She apologized for the quality, because she said it's not the best place to take photos in, but I'm glad to see any photos!! Thanks, Angi!

Monday, November 5, 2012

José on September 30, 2012

On September 30, 2012 José participated in the Conine Poker Classic, a charity event that benefits the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, FL.

He played poker, and it looks like he also contributed an autographed stick. I finally found these photos over the weekend.

And he's the one wearing glasses at the table.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

José and Stephanie in Les Boys III

José and Stephanie made an appearance in the 2001 Quebecois movie, Les Boys III. The Les Boys series of movies told the story of an amateur/garage hockey team calling themselves Les Boys. José actually played himself in this nightclub scene from the 3rd installment.

I'm not great at recording videos from my laptop and editing yet, so it's not the best quality, but it's better than nothing for those of you who haven't seen it.

There are parts mixed in that aren't him, but it was easier for me to leave it all in rather than separating out the other parts.

Then here is his part in the "Making of Les Boys III" extra.

First, Paul Houde, who plays Fern the goalie, is asked how José is doing. He says, “He’s learning, it’s exactly like his profession, you learn by playing with veterans.” ;o)
Then José is asked about acting and he says, “It’s my first time but I like it, it’s fun. When you make a mistake you can restart, but in hockey you can’t restart, you’re done.”
Then Paul/Fern talks about his tie: “This is a tie of a goalie with experience on the bottom, and here the white means shutout.”
Val says in French it’s called blanchissage (shutout), which has the root blanche, which means white, so because half his tie is white he makes that joke. 
Then after the clip from the movie, they come back to Paul, and he points out that José isn’t wearing a tie. He says “See, he’s not wearing a tie, the young ones no ties. Jacques Plante always wore a tie, Ken Dryden always wore a tie, but the young ones, this is how they dress.” (and José flourishes his outfit ;o)
Thanks, Val!