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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's not Personal; It's Business

You probably all know by now, I'm a big goalie fan. My husband sure knows it; he loves to kid me about Theo, Varly, Neuvy and Holtby. So, when the news leaked today that the Caps were not in negotiations with Jose, I sure got a boatload of ribbing from the Hubs. I, of course, took it all in good humor. I like to think of myself as a realist. I had a pretty good idea that this would be the track taken by the Caps organization. As much as I like Theo, I understand; it’s not personal, it’s business.

Yes, he had a pretty good season for the most part, especially considering the personal tragedy that he and his family experienced this past summer. Not only did it endear him to me even more, it gave me a greater appreciation for the character of the man. But, I still have to remind myself; it’s not personal, it’s business.

As much as I would like for him to stay on board and in net as a Washington Capital, the team needs to free up cap space and they do have some really good netminders other than Theo, but, it’s still a bit of a bitter pill to swallow. I'll say it again; it’s not personal, it’s business.

I’m going to miss Jose if these rumors are true. (and I’m pretty sure they are). But, is the team going to suffer without him? Of course not. Like many decisions made by GMGM and the rest of the organization, I gotta have faith. Lots of changes to the roster have proven beneficial, why would this be any different? And I have to believe: it’s not personal, it’s business.

So, maybe you noticed how many times I’ve said “It’s not personal, it’s business”? Yeah, still kind of trying to let it sink in and come to terms with it. Damn, I'm going to miss that handsomeness. Bye Theo, it was great while it lasted.

1 comment:

  1. DieHardTheoFan606/14/10, 11:07 PM

    i know that hockey means business but i also know that bruce boudreau doesn't like theo at all. it's obvious, and has been since theo started with the caps. theo will win 4 straight and varly will suddenly get a start. theo will lose 1 and varly will start and then varly will lose 4 and he will keep starting. i know that they basically have no choice but to trade theo but running a team on two young goalies? not sure that's a very good idea. just look at the habs, i k ow try went pretty far but they did have some goalie troubles during the season because carey didn't have a veteran goalie with him. i fear that it will be the same with neuvy and varly. but, like you said, it's not personal, it's business. although i do believe that boudreau had a say in this, that's just my opinion. another thing i must say is that i believe that theo will be better on another team next season. a team who will have a coach who treats him well. this is my opinion, like it or hate it, this is what i believe. i know how good theo is because i have been following him since he started in montréal but not many people see his potential, it's really too bad. he will do great wherever next season though, and everyone knows it. thanks for your great blog!