Saturday, June 22, 2013

José in Goal against his Nephew

On Monday (June 17th), José's brother-in-law, Louis Morissette, tweeted this photo of José. His tweet:

Game de hockey dans le sous-sol ...j'ai engagé ce ti-gars là pour pratiquer mon fils

That was translated to me as: "Game of hockey in my basement...I hired this little guy to help my son practice #old jersey"

Louis and Vero have a son that's probably around 4 years old, so it sounds like that's who José was playing with. And check out the kid's equipment he's wearing. Haha. Makes him look like a giant goalie. And he's having to catch left instead of his natural right. Good ole Uncle Jo. :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

José Through the Years (Montreal, Part 1)

Just a sampling of the many photos of him in his Montreal years. I call this Part 1 simply because it would be too many photos for one post if I did all his Montreal years, so I stopped after the 2002-03 season in this post. The rest of his Montreal years will be in the next post

Jose Theodore, goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadiens, skates on the ice,  East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 1996.

7 Nov 1996: Rookie goaltender Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens adjusts his helmet against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California.

28 Nov 1998: Goaltender Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Canada.

2 Dec 1999: Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens in net against the Dallas Stars at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Canada.

15 Dec 2000: Goalie Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens blocks a shot against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

01 Feb 2002: Goalie Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens in his North America jersey during the NHL Allstar week in Los Angeles, California.

29 Apr 2002: Goaltenders Byron Dafoe of the Boston Bruins and Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens take part in the traditional handshake after game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Canada. The Canadiens won 2-1 to take the series 4-2. 

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore during a game vs Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh, NC 5/3/2002

Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens with the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Vezina Trophy during the NHL Awards in the John Bassett Theatre at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2002. 

12 Oct 2002: Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens before a game against the Dallas Stars.

2002-03 season

 Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 3, 2002 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens stretches prior to the game against the Washington Capitals on February 9, 2003 in Washington D.C. 

José Through the Years (1996 WJC)

José played for Team Canada at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Boston during his fourth major junior season. He posted a 4-0-0 record with a 1.50 GAA to earn Best Goaltender and Tournament All-Star honours, en route to Canada's fourth straight gold medal at the tournament.

With Jarome Iginla.

José Through the Years (QMJHL)

I've been spending a few weeks organizing my José photos...I'm not done yet but I thought I'd go ahead and post some of my favorites.

Let's see, I'll start with his major junior days.

First of all, a big thank-you to primeaugurl25 for allowing me to post these photos. She took these photos herself years ago and was kind enough to grant me permission to post them. Thanks!

José played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 1992-1996. He played for the St. Jean Lynx from the '92-'93 season until traded to the Hull Olympiques during the '94-'95 season. He played for Hull through the '95-'96 season. After that season he began playing for the Montreal Canadiens.

First St. Jean photos (he would've been 16 when he started with them):

And here with the Hull Olympiques (he would've been about 18 when starting there):

This first one was not long after the trade, obviously, because he's still wearing his St. Jean pads and mask.

And then a few other photos.

And his Hull jersey number was retired when he was playing in Montreal.

And here is his name on the 1994-95 President's Cup (QMJHL Champions)
He also won the Guy Lafleur Trophy for playoff MVP.