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.