I will post each part of the video, then her translation.
When they got to his house, José said he often goes into the room with all of his memorabilia, because it reminds him of a lot of nice souvenirs or key moments. He said one of his most memorable souvenirs is the Hull Olymiques helmet, because that was basically the start of his professional career. Then he said it was his brother, Roch, who came up with the idea to put a toque on the helmet [at the Heritage Classic] because it gave the “ancient” look from back when they played outdoors as kids. He then said he’s really proud of himself for winning the Hart, especially because he’s the last goalie to win it so it’s a great accomplishment. Then he said that 600 games for a goalie is quite a bit so that was special. Then about the picture he showed, he was saying Mr. Gillet had told him to pretend to take his wallet and pretend to do a hold-up because with all the money he had just signed for, it was like he was stealing so much money. He then said his Canadiens jersey is probably his most special, because when he was younger it was always his dream to play for them, and he got to do it for quite a while.
Then they went on to talk about the issues he had later on in Montréal. It all started with the pictures of the Hells Angels and he constantly had to defend himself. He said there were certain journalists who seemed to always try to dig deeper and find bad things (or make them up) about him. He then said in Montréal, when you perform well, people tend to forget about everything else (the Hells Angels pictures). He had played super well the season after those pictures came out so people didn’t really “attack” him about those. The season after though, it was a tough one and that’s when he got traded. After the Hells Angels pictures, there was sort of a buildup of stuff happening (the problems with his father, brothers, and father-in-law), which he said motivated him. He said it was motivating because in the news, journalists were saying that the Habs had to get rid of him because it’d be too much stress with the family problems and he said that tough times and challenges always made him play better. He wanted to prove them all wrong and then having a standing ovation during the first game from the fans really helped him also. He started the season well but he said it was the “beginning of the end” because he got traded not long after. He said the arrests in his family didn’t make his family fall apart; they were always a tight family and everyone in his family and Stéphanie’s family had a good relationship.
Then, he wanted to make something clear. He said that everything “bad” happened in the last few months in Montréal. He said he didn’t really know what was going on in the media but he knew that TQS had sent a camera to his house to make sure he was actually injured at the time. He said he can live with rumours but the one that really affected him was that he was a big drug addict; he said he’s never [even] smoked in his life and he works super hard. It affected him because one of his strong points was that he works hard at work and he gave so much to the city.
He then said he was sort of relieved by the trade out of Montréal, but he felt as if he hadn’t finished what he had set out to do. He wasn’t traded on his terms (instead it was when he was injured and when he hadn’t had a good season). He didn’t want to leave the fans with a bad image, and he wanted to come back from his injury and show people what he could do. He said moving to another city was less stressful on his family and whatnot, because there’s less media attention, etc.
His return to Montréal didn’t go as planned (they lost badly). He had expected a better reaction from the public and he had wanted to play better. He also said he had a really good relationship with his fans and some people said he didn’t have it easy, but he repeats his rough times in Montréal were only in the last 5 months of his career there. It hurt him to leave Montréal on bad terms, because he’s seen some players since then that get more chances even when they don’t give it their all or give it as much as he did. He finished off by saying that even with everything that happened, Montréal is still home for him.
Then they talked about his tattoos. He said his right arm was done in Denver and most of his left arm was done in Florida. His tattoos represent tough times. His left arm is dedicated to his son, and he believes it’s important to have tattoos that mean something and that are important to him.
Then they talked about his career. When he was 13, Vladislav Tretiak had told him he was going to be in the NHL someday and make it big. José said when he was younger, he could see himself in the league and see himself having a long career. He said he did all the steps in order to get to the big league. Since he was 7 or 8, he was focused on making it in the NHL and he had precise goals (winning the Vézina and Stanley Cup). He said to him, it was not only important to make it to the NHL, but to be the best. He said winning the Vezina and Hart at such a young age maybe slowed him down. He had seen himself winning them at an older age to have more time to grow and learn. He said the years after winning the trophies were hard, because tough things kept happening (family troubles, being a #2.) He kept trying to prove people wrong. Then he kept trying to prove to himself that he could continue after the death of his son. He said one of his most special seasons was the one after his son passed away, because he had made the foundation/charity for Chace, and each save and win meant more money for the hospital. He said he was super well treated at the hospital during the two months they were there. He said winning the Masterton was super touching, because he received it a day after Chace would have turned one.
Then Denis spoke about José's new career as a hockey analyst. José said it’s a good opportunity to come back and get close to the Québec public, because he was always close to them. He also said he wants to give his opinion, because if there’s someone who is well placed to speak about goalies and the NHL and pressure, it’s him.
He then said when you perform in Montréal, people love you. The day you stop performing, you don’t get sympathy from the fans here.
He said he now has more time to spend with his family. He wants to stay involved in hockey and do the analyst thing, but Florida is his home and he would find it hard to leave (his last sentence was that Florida is now home to him).
At the end, Denis was saying that although José hasn’t officially announced his retirement, they had a few hints throughout the interview that it may be near. What Denis got out of the interview was that José is a great person and an “inside” person. He’s gone through so much but he kept quite a bit inside and confidence helped him through quite a bit.