My niece is a huge fan of Jose Theodore of The Montreal Canadiens. She has his pictures, posters and paraphernalia plastered all over her room. Her favorite shirt is a Habs jersey with autographs all over it. She has followed the Montreal Canadiens and more specifically Jose's every move. It looks like she will be moving her adoration to Colorado. I was shocked but not surprised when George Stroumboulopoulos of The Hour (who is also a Habs fan) first broke the news on Wednesdays night show in Montreal. My first thought were for her. She is a good kid, busy with CEGEP, watching hockey, playing soccer, and work. It seems heartless to trade her hero to a place so far away. How is she going to catch his games now? My sympathies are with her and all Theo's fans.
Update April 6th 2006
Well she is adjusting just fine. The Canadiens are doing much better. They are looking more like a winning team. She showed me pictures of her with other Canadien hockey players. (I will try to include them when she gets around to sending them to me.) I think if those players try to console her they better watch out for my Brother. Warning: she is only 17 and her father is very protective!!
Nicole & Craig Rivet.
There are more pics for you over on my latest post.