Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Three stages of Theodore

It’s an interesting line up of stories on the Globe and Mail website today. In its hockey section, right there in the section dedicated to all things Montreal, is a recap of the weekend happening of les Habitants.

They have three separate items about Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore, each one telling a story of Jose’s lost weekend in Montreal.

The first story of note has the following headline:

Theodore excited about Montreal return

Provided from its pre game perspective, it explained how Theodore was rather glad to be back in Montreal with his new team, ready to face his former fans (and more than a few foes) for the first time since last season’s trade.

Article number two recounts the actual game itself which did not go well for the Avalanche or their goaltender on Saturday night:

Canadiens embarrass Theodore in return to Montreal

The story recounts the Canadiens scoring onslaught that resulted in an 8-5 victory for Montreal and he reaction of the crowd that were merciless in their treatment of their former hero.

The final article of the trilogy, puts the punctuation mark on the weekend with a very unsympathetic look at the fate of Theodore after his Saturday night massacre.

Theodore's homecoming a disaster

With cut lines from various Montreal newspapers all declaring that Theodore had been humiliated and romped over. It was not as one would imagine an enjoyable experience if Jose bothers to read the newspapers.

What’s that they say about going home again, something about you can’t?

Jose probably understands the concept after this weekend.

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