Friday, October 1, 2010


Not sure how reliable this is but...

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.


  1. YEAH! I hope it's true. I've been waiting to hear about this for a few days.

    Do you know why the Capitals dropped him? He seemed like he was really doing well for them.

    I wish they would put out an advance notice of what games Jose would start in, say a week ahead of time. :) Then I could plan trips to MPS to see him play.

  2. Yeah, I've been biting my nails.

    The Capitals only signed him to a 2-year contract at the time, because they had 2 young goalies in their system that they planned to be their future. They just wanted a veteran to get them through those next couple years so the youngsters could get up to par and get some experience. Both kids are 22, and they wanted to go with them, so they didn't resign José when he became a free agent. I was disappointed, but not surprised, because it seemed that's what they were planning.