Friday, November 29, 2013


On November 26th there was an article on TVA Sports indicating  José is not even considering retirement. TVA talked to Don Meehan, José's agent, and he said, "We have not discussed this possibility" (referring to retirement.) Meehan also says José was contacted by several NHL GM's but their offers were not what José was interested in. I did hear that one team offered him a VERY low amount. He's not asking for a lot of money, just a respectable amount for all he brings to a team. Plus I'm sure with his family, location is important as well. I still have hope he will be signed this season or next.

Article found here.

It's in French, but Google Translate did a relatively ok job of translating.


November 26, 2013 at 1:43 | TVA Sports / Louis-André Larivière
Jose Theodore has not lost hope to get along with a team from the National Hockey League.
Meanwhile, the keeper of 37 years continues to wait. For there is no question for him to consider retirement at the moment.
"We have not discussed this possibility," said Monday the agent Theodore, Don Meehan, the TVA Sports.
Unrestricted free agent since his two-year contract expired with the Florida Panthers in July, the Québécois has been contacted by several CEOs in recent months.
"We talked with several teams, but [what] they offered does not match his objectives, said Mr Meehan.
"Jose will not sign with a team if the context [contract] is [not] favorable for him. That is his purpose. "
Placed on injured reserve by the Panthers last March, due to a lower body injury, Thédore had a respectable season in 2011-2012.
In 53 starts for the Panthers, he then showed a record of 22-16-11, an efficiency rate of 916 and a goals against average of 2.46. Meehan believes that his client gets the fact that few teams are looking for a starting goaltender since the beginning of the season.
"I think it's a question of timing," says agent. "The openings are limited. "
In September, several Russian media reported that Theodore had agreed with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Meehan had immediately denied this information. Even the KHL does not seem to be an option for "Theo."
"Right now, it is very unlikely."
Winning trophies Hart and Vezina with the Montreal Canadiens in 2002, Theodore has compiled a record of 286 wins, 254 losses, 30 draws and 39 overtime losses in 648 games.
He wore the uniform of the Canadiens, the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild and Panthers.

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