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Jose Theodore Fractures Heel

  • Things get worse and worse for Jose Theodore. Theodore slipped on the icy steps outside his home and fractured his right heel bone.
    Theodore is expected to miss 8 weeks before being able to return. Consider that a rough estimate.

    This solves the ‘goaltender controversy’ in Montreal for the short term and might actually be good for the Canadiens chance to make the playoffs. Bob Gainey won’t have to take heat for starting Cristobal Huet anymore.

    The long term is another story. Depending how bad a fracture it is it could mean bad news for his career. The heel is an awkard area and there’s a chance it may not heal properly and return to 100% normal. As a goalie who depends on lateral movement, speed and agility, this could spell disaster.

    What else will he go through this year?

  1. #1 steve shepherd says:
    February 18, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    oh well!that really solves the probleme between the goalie that can only be good for the team and still make playoffs,i hope that huet still do the job as good as the past few weeks?GO HABS

  2. Welcome back, Yann Danis.

    Do the bosses for Theo get to pay him less when he’s injured off the ice? Hope so. (And I can be hired, just kidding.)

  3. #3 Manitoban says:
    February 18, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    anyone else think that this seems like a good “way out” for everyone? A little too convenient, maybe?

  4. #4 theo sucks says:
    February 18, 2006 at 8:19 pm

    ya its a good way out but there is a lot of money hung out to dry

  5. The silver lining in this whole mess is that the Habs can put Theodore on the IR, then his salary will not go against the cap during his time on the sidelines. This would allow Gainey to use that extra space to possibly bring another player, whether it be another goalie or forward or d man. Even if Theo comes back in time for the playoffs (THATS IF THEY MAKE THEM) there are no guarantees that he would even be close to playing at such a high level.

  6. #6 SaskHab says:
    February 19, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    Every Olympic year there is always the standard talk from teams, players and the league regarding NHL participation. One recurring theme is the apprehension by the teams to send star players to an international tournament where the possibility of injury is on everybody’s mind. Well we can blame the non-selection of Jose Theodore as a reason for his injury. Had he been the third goalie for Team Canada he would have been in Turin rather than Montreal slipping and breaking his heel. Kind of funny.

  7. #7 BcHabsfan says:
    February 20, 2006 at 5:26 am

    I almost kinda agree..this is a little too convenient it would seem to me…Nut I am one of the few that still thinks Jose can pull out of this slump of epic porportions that he is in…being able to put him on the IR and able to spend money down the stretch will be a big help…

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