Theodore following Roy's path ... kind of
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jose Theodore has twice followed Patrick Roy into the net -- first in Montreal, and then in Colorado. In both cases, there were interim seasons before Theodore stepped into the creases in question, so the pressures, while monumental and potentially daunting, weren't because of direct lines of succession.
And now, a little over two years after Theodore -- and his three-year, $16-million contract -- came to the Avalanche, he is attempting to shore up his reputation ...
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2008 NHL PLAYOFFS
After a wild race to the finish, the NHL playoffs are set. Heading into Wednesday's opening night, Scott Burnside previews the first round:
• No. 1 Montreal vs. No. 8 Boston
• No. 2 Pittsburgh vs. No. 7 Ottawa
• No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 Philadelphia
• No. 4 New Jersey vs. No. 5 New York Rangers
• Vote: What are your first-round picks?