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05-23-2012, 03:10 AM
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A lot of people will remember Theodore for allowing 18 goals on 63 shots in his last 4 games in a habs uniform. You will also remember him as having one of the worst seasons put up by a starting goalie in the last decade, mixed in with bizarre off ice incidents. Watching Theodore evolve over the past 3 or 4 years has really been fascinating IMO. Instead of the tiny butterfly goalie who always went down to his knee's way to early, he's become a hybrid who has learned to stay on his feet. Obviously, his lateral speed is shot. He was easily as fast as Jonathon Quick is now ten years ago. Whether people will ever admit it or now. Do you think if he played the hybrid style he does now, mixed with his mid 20's speed, it would have been enough to help him achieve his true potential?
Never seen a goalie go from such a high to bust...really odd. He was once a Hart winner. The Door nickname and arguably best save of any goalie ever against the Bruins in '02 playoffs. To we had hard job giving him away.

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What killed Theodore was all the off-ice drama. I remember him being in a picture with some Hells Angels, the Hilton episode, his dad going to jail, his girlfriend dad going to jail, getting injured outside in front of his house IIRC. Plus, he was one of the three Amigos. He also lost a kid not too long ago, although he wasn't playing in Montréal.

Overall, I agree, with all that drama, he had a decent career. He was unbelievable in 01-02. And definitely, with an hybrid style, he could've been a Top 10 goalie for a couple more years. That said, the hybrid style wasn't very popular yet when he was playing here. You had butterfly goalies, unorthodox goalies(Hasek, Brodeur).

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Is he bald yet? Poster boy for rogain.

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Is he bald yet? Poster boy for rogain.
Pro Pe Cia how does Theo spell relief you know relief that he didn't lose his hair.

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05-23-2012, 10:23 AM
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He probably made the best save I've ever seen in a Habs uniform, but beyond that, don't miss him.

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Never seen a goalie go from such a high to bust...really odd. He was once a Hart winner. The Door nickname and arguably best save of any goalie ever against the Bruins in '02 playoffs. To we had hard job giving him away.
His run with the habs in the '02 Playoffs was awesome. I had a lot of hope for him and the boys but he s#!t the bed pretty regularly after that.

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05-23-2012, 01:46 PM
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I don't get how anyone can hate. The guy was money for us for a long time.

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Theo was great for us, but the Millions ruined him like many other players.

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05-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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I'll never forget when he single handily beat then big bad Bruins outta the 1st round. Never seen a team outplayed that badly and still win.

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05-23-2012, 01:59 PM
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Theo was ridiculously good in 2002, what a shame he let the distractions get in the way of possibly an elite career.

I was getting married in June of 02 and thought the Habs were going to give me the greatest wedding gift ever by winning the Cup, stupid Therien/Fraser The Hart and Vezina were a small consolation and did give us fans a glimmer of hope during a pretty rough patch in the teams history, for that I will always like Jose.

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05-23-2012, 02:26 PM
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Theo was ridiculously good in 2002, what a shame he let the distractions get in the way of possibly an elite career.

I was getting married in June of 02 and thought the Habs were going to give me the greatest wedding gift ever by winning the Cup, stupid Therien/Fraser The Hart and Vezina were a small consolation and did give us fans a glimmer of hope during a pretty rough patch in the teams history, for that I will always like Jose.
You know how TSN has the c'mon ref thing with Kery F*ing Fraser. I can never really read it w/o thinking that his ego cost us that series. I will forever hate him. But yeah. Theo was awesome that year

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05-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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01/02 was the most dominating season a habs goalie has ever had since Roy left. After that, Theo was up and down, and he continues to be so ever since he left this town. People forget that 01/02 wasn't his only strong season with the habs. He was also very good in 03/04, but that didn't get as much recognition because the bar was already set really high after 01/02

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05-23-2012, 04:06 PM
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01/02 was the most dominating season a habs goalie has ever had since Roy left. After that, Theo was up and down, and he continues to be so ever since he left this town. People forget that 01/02 wasn't his only strong season with the habs. He was also very good in 03/04, but that didn't get as much recognition because the bar was already set really high after 01/02
After the season he had in 2006/07 with Colorado, I thought his career was done. It's amazing he's come as far as he has.

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05-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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People need to stop hating this guy.

The year he won the Vezina and Hart trophies, was one of the most memorable single-handed season performances I've ever seen from a goaltender. After that season, the pressure on him to perform was astronomical. He couldn't handle that pressure, obviously.

Glad to see him make a career comeback.



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05-23-2012, 09:52 PM
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People need to stop hating this guy.

The year he won the Vezina and Hart trophies, was one of the most memorable single-handed season performances I've ever seen from a goaltender. After that season, the pressure on him to perform was astronomical. He couldn't handle that pressure, obviously.

Glad to see him make a career comeback.

Is that you Daryl?

People on Usenet will remember him from right after the trade to Colorado.

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05-23-2012, 10:29 PM
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Is that you Daryl?

People on Usenet will remember him from right after the trade to Colorado.
lol, no. I'm just trying to take an impartial approach.

I'm guessing Daryl threw a hissy fit when Theo was traded? I for one, like most here, was pleased.

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The scandal centering on José Théodore's loansharking family was the worst black eye the Habs had received since the Patrick Roy walkout, far worse than anything involving Ribeiro, Dagenais, or the Kostitsyn brothers.

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