José (Jo-say) Theodore (Thee-uh-dore) was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1994 and played with them until March of 2006, winning the Hart and Vezina Trophies in 2002. He spent two and a half seasons with the Colorado Avalanche. José signed with the Washington Capitals in July 2008 where he played the next two seasons. He was awarded the Masterton Trophy in 2010. He played the 2010-11 season with the Minnesota Wild, and then played 2 seasons with the Florida Panthers.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
José's January 20th appearance on TVA's Le Premiere Trio
Here are the two clips that TVA published on their website from his first appearance on Le Premiere Trio on Jan 20th. But first, some info: He said he has nothing to announce, he’s not retiring, and he’ll take the summer to reevaluate. He’s not in a rush.
The first video is when he’s introduced and then they talk about the John Tortorella situation.
Thanks to Val for this translation.
Near the end, José had a little fun with them, when they called him the “rookie”.
Host (I think his name is Louis): The Premier Trio is a little like a hockey team and in a hockey team there’s a hierarchy, you have to earn your spot. I was looking at your stats, José, you have a number of accomplishments. One being having played 648 games in the NHL, you’ve had a brilliant career. But here you’re a rookie and rookies have to earn their place… Are you thirsty? Dry throat? (He asks Eric)
José: We are gonna make things clear now.. Éric remembers, we are almost the same age, when I was a rookie I was what we would call a little cocky. I got maybe a few pucks flying close to my ears, but it was very rare I went to get water bottles for the veterans… It’s not in my nature to serve.
Host: We have the old Theodore, we like it. And you’re leaving?