Washington Capitals Say Goodbye to Jose Theodore

Josh McCainSenior Writer IJune 24, 2010

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23:  Jose Theodore of the Washington Capitals poses for a portrait with the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Not long after winning the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the NHL, Jose Theodore was informed by Washington Capitals' General Manager George McPhee that the team would not resign him.

The team is going to move ahead with their younger goaltenders, Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth.

Theodore told Tarik El-Bashire of the Washington Post, "I enjoyed my time in Washington. Two great years. Winning percentage, stats-wise, it was fun to play for the Caps."

Theodore also expressed the desire to find a starting job.  He's not ready to be a back-up or a mentor to a younger goaltender.

I wish the best of luck to Theo this off-season while searching for a team.

However, this is just one more goalie that the Capitals have only rented as they continue to look for a full time net-minder, one they haven't really had since Olaf Kolzig began to show his age three seasons ago.


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