Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wild Sign Theodore to 1 year contract

I generally don't like to just copy and past an article, but this one I felt was a nice one. In the NHL this year, we're seeing so many veterans not getting on a team because there are simply cheaper options to them. THe result of the new salary cap system.

It looked like Jose Theodore was going to be one of the vets left on the sidelines, but last night Minnesota signed him to a 1 year deal. Jose has already jumped his hurdles, going from poster child to the Habs to the down and outs and then he redeemed himself again. He had dealt with personal torture as well, with the loss of a child. While he's never been an Islander, my team of choice, he's always been a favorite player of mine. Good on you Jose. Hope you have a good year, you deserve it.

Link and article from TSN below.



Wild Sign Theodore to 1 year contract

It appears as though the Minnesota Wild have a backup plan after losing Josh Harding for the season.

Montreal radio station CKAC is reporting that the Wild have signed goaltender Jose Theodore to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

The 33-year old Theodore posted a 30-7-7 record with a 2.81 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in 47 games with the Washington Capitals last season.

The Laval, Quebec native enjoyed his best season in 2001-02 when he captured both the Hart and Vezina trophies while with the Montreal Canadiens.

Theodore is expected to report to the Wild's AHL affiliate in Houston on Monday and will miss the Wild's trip to Europe to start the season. The Wild are set to face Finnish side Tampere on Monday before opening their season against the Hurricanes on Thursday in Helsinki.

The Wild were in the market for a backup netminder when Harding tore both his ACL and MCL last month in a pre-season contest with the St. Louis Blues when he collided with Blues' forward Brad Boyes. Harding will undergo surgery and is expected to miss the entire season.

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