January 10, 2006

Jose Theodore makes two saves.: Improving his 32nd ranked goals against average, the Montreal goalie turned aside two attempts by an intruder during a Habs practice.

posted by 86 to hockey at 09:03 AM - 29 comments

Not to encourage the idiots among us, but I think this begs the question: What would you try to do at a pro sport practice?

posted by 86 at 09:05 AM on January 10

I would fake the forehand and roof the backhand.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:06 AM on January 10

Try that leg-kick thingy.

posted by garfield at 09:12 AM on January 10

Steal some game-worn jerseys.

posted by yerfatma at 09:22 AM on January 10

Don't you mean practice-worn jerseys?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:25 AM on January 10

"I didn't really know what was going on until the guy came on," a grinning Theodore said later. "He came at me with his head down so I just wanted to say `Welcome to the big boys.' "I poke-checked him to say `You have to keep your head up.' When he came back, I though about going out of the net and not playing into his game, but then I thought he had the (courage) to go on the ice, so I let him have a free shot at me. "He couldn't beat me. That's the main thing." While waiting for the police to arrive, Raphael told reporters that while Theodore is a "great goalie," he didn't score because "I didn't have time." Gotta love it.

posted by Succa at 09:28 AM on January 10

I saw the video of this late last night and wasn't impressed with his play. I was impressed with the class demeanor shown by the players on the ice with him. They looked huge compared to this guy and nobody would have blamed them if they had laid a licking on him. They choose not to feed the troll and took the high ground. I personnally would have gone for the autographs.

posted by skydivedad at 09:31 AM on January 10

Theodore's take on this experience is hilarious. I wonder how many shots it would have taken the guy to score. What would you try to do at a pro sport practice? I'd pull a Barry Bremen and shake my moneymakers as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

posted by rcade at 09:53 AM on January 10

Good stuff, I like that Theodore stayed in there. I would love to try and hit big league pitching or at least just to see it. I saw some low 90s in college but I wanna see what a real fireballer's got, or maybe a Zito curve.

posted by tron7 at 10:01 AM on January 10

Typical. The Habs D didn't pick the guy up even after he got his own rebound.

posted by Amateur at 10:39 AM on January 10

That's just hilarious. Theodore took it very well. I think teams could make a lot of money if they charged admission for this sort of exihibition. I would pay money to be able to take about 5 shots against an NHL goaltender, or play in a scrimmage.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:40 AM on January 10

I think I would try the play where you miss the net on purpose and shoot the puck when it bounces back off the boards.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:50 AM on January 10

I'd pitch bp, warm up guys in the bullpen, and hit fungoes.

posted by vito90 at 11:46 AM on January 10

Typical. The Habs D didn't pick the guy up even after he got his own rebound. And that is the "comment of the day" for me. Bravo!

posted by grum@work at 12:14 PM on January 10

Run onto the field, steal a pop fly, and just keep on running. All while wearing a tuxedo and a Bud Selig mask.

posted by diastematic at 01:40 PM on January 10

well, I guess that answers it then. Hes pretty proud of himself (theodore). I guess he knows hes good enough to stop a 50 year old rec league shot. My only wonder is, was this guy on the power play?

posted by Sjtfireman09 at 01:45 PM on January 10

What would you try to do at a pro sport practice? Blindside Peyton Manning.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:51 PM on January 10

I'd try blindsiding Matt Millen but I'd probably bounce off.....

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:06 PM on January 10

I'd take a run at Marty Brodeur, thus making me a legend in Philly sports history.

posted by HATER 187 at 02:27 PM on January 10

I'd play pepper on a mlb infield.

posted by justgary at 02:54 PM on January 10

Yes HATER, that would make you popular in Philly. By the way, what was the score last night? (rhetorical question)

posted by njsk8r20 at 02:55 PM on January 10

What would you try to do at a pro sport practice? I would play defensive for the Chiefs. I couldn't be any worse than what they have now.

posted by hawkguy at 03:04 PM on January 10

Sjtfireman09 - the interloper guy was 28, and it seemed to be a breakaway type drill. He skated down the ice and Theodore came WAY out of his net (this thread tell me he was doing a poke check, looked more like a sliding body block in the high slot the first time I saw it) and stopped one attempt, the guy circled back to the blue line and skated in again and put a meek shot right into Theodore's pads, skated back towards the neutral zone and was stopped by the coach and then escorted off the ice. So he wasn't 50 (wasn't all that good by the quick look of it either) and my impression from the interview clips suggested the team was having a bit of fun with the incident and weren't freaking out.

posted by gspm at 03:42 PM on January 10

I'd take a run at Marty Brodeur, thus making me a legend in Philly sports history. And a dead man if you crossed the border into Canada... Save it for after the Olympics, if you'd please. :) After that, I'm pretty sure that some Ottawa and Toronto fans would at least give you a golf clap...

posted by grum@work at 04:56 PM on January 10

The video can be found at this page under the Sports heading and "He shoots -- he misses."

posted by holden at 05:33 PM on January 10

Toronto Star's Hockey Page is 'callin' out a-round the world' looking for the infamous Raphael to check in and speak out.

posted by garfield at 05:43 PM on January 10

Serious flaws in security aside this is awesome.

posted by geekyguy at 06:42 PM on January 10

Are they playing the Lingerie Bowl again this year? Because I choose that over all others! Otherwise, I'd like to line up next to Jamie Carragher in central defense at a Liverpool practice. Hyppia would make feel too short.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:54 PM on January 10

Thank God he did'nt score. I can hear him now "Captain insane-o shows no mercy". What would I try at a pro sport practice? I'd test my speed and agility at a Nascar time trial event by seeing if i could get any of the drivers to fall for the banana in the tailpipe when they pit.

posted by BlogZilla at 09:05 PM on January 10

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