Tuesday, September 24, 2013

RDS Article About José

It seems RDS asked José for an interview, he declined, but there were a “series of emails” that led to this information…but can we trust its accuracy? I hope so…because I don’t want to post false information, but I know a lot of you are as interested as me, so here it is.

Follow link for original article in French.
by Francois Gagnon
Although the Florida Panthers come to play him a dirty trick by giving Tim Thomas the position they had promised, Jose Theodore did not intend to retire.
Preferring to remain quiet on the eve of the 2013-2014 season, Theodore declined an interview request from RDS.ca. Through an exchange of emails, the Quebec goalie did admit he still hoped to find a job in the NHL or in Europe. Despite his 37 years, and the fact that he is unemployed a few days before the opening of the season, Theodore intends to keep the form to answer this if a club makes a sign in the short or medium term.
Several options are on the table:
Through his agent Don Meehan, the former Canadiens goalie chats with Avangard Omsk of the parameters of a one-year contract that would require him to go abroad in the KHL. A scenario in which the goalkeeper did not raffolerait due to the fact that he should abandon his wife and daughter in South Florida where Theodore stood when he joined the Panthers there three years.
Following the surgery performed by veteran Tomas Vokoun who was stripped of a blood clot in the pool last weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Theodore clan had preliminary discussions. The Penguins expect to know more about the recovery time of Vokoun before resuming discussions. Already struggling with a payroll that smashes the ceiling set by the NHL this season - $ 1098 333 more than 64.3 million allowed under the specialized site CapGeek.com - Penguins should first place the name Vokoun who receives an annual salary of $ 2 million on the disabled list in the long term before woo Theodore.
If they are unable to provide flexibility in the ceiling, the Penguins will trust Jeff Zatkoff - the guardian of 26 years was a 3rd round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2006 and joined the organization of the Penguins last year - to assist Marc-Andre Fleury.
In addition to the Penguins, Predators and Sharks have indicated their interest in Theodore clan in recent weeks. CEOs David Poile, Nashville, and Doug Wilson, San Jose, benefit from training camp to assess young guardians of their organization before determining whether they entrust them with the assistant roles Pekka Rinne and Antti Niemi .
Injury could also open the doors to another locker room the NHL Jose Theodore or another guard still available as the Russian Ilya Bryzgalov whose rich contract was purchased by the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of last season.
Foul play Panthers
If it were up to him, Jose Theodore lead along with Jonathan Huberdeau and former teammates of the Florida Panthers rather than solo sweat at the gym where he is guided by a personal trainer.
Limited to 15 appearances in goal for the Panthers last season due to injury, Theodore was back despite all the team of South Florida this year. Without providing a contract duly clan Theodore, general manager Dale Talon was committed to hiring guide so that Theodore Swedish netminder Jacob Markstrom to the position of number one awaits Florida.
The contract is long overdue. Rumors that the club was about to be sold - the rumors were confirmed at the weekend and the transaction was approved by the Governors of the NHL on Monday in New York - were preceded by other rumors paved the way for the return of Tim Thomas in the NHL after a retreat of a season.
Arrived at camp Panthers last week, it is already assumed that role was reserved to Theodore has now been entrusted to Thomas. Information that I have not been able to confirm yesterday also lead me to believe that the Panthers are about to announce the signing of former Bruins goaltender to pay $ 2 million year.
If he had a shy season last year - an average of 4 wins, 6 setback, 3 overtime losses, 3.29 goals allowed per game, 89.3% efficiency - Theodore had surprised the Panthers and their fans there two years with a record of 22-16-11, an average of 2.46 goals allowed per game and 91.6% efficiency. A form that allowed the Panthers to make the playoffs despite the fact that the attack had only scored 203 goals in 82 games. Only the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets have done worse with crops 202 goals.
Great career
Whether he is on the job or not this winter, Jose Theodore is well known that the pension he pushes for the moment approach.
He played or not, his last NHL game, Theodore has had a great career.
Second-round pick of the Canadiens (44th selection) in 1994, Theodore has played 648 games in the NHL with the Canadiens, the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild and the Florida Panthers.
It has a combined record of 286 wins, 254 losses and 69 draws verdicts, overtime loss or shootout. He has maintained an average of 2.68 goals allowed per game and 90.9% efficiency.
Theodore has become one of the elite in the NHL during the 2001-2002 season when he not only guided the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs, but also raised the Hart and Vezina trophies awarded to the most valuable player his team in the regular season in the NHL and the best goalkeeper.
In 2009-2010, during his second season in Washington, Theodore was elected winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy after he had a great season despite the death of his son.

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