An update on Jose Theodore, and a suggestion for the Predators to make a trade.

Is Jose Theodore close to signing with the Bruins?

Is Jose Theodore close to signing with the Bruins?

TVA SPORTS: Yvon Pedneault reported yesterday the Boston Bruins were close to signing goaltender Jose Theodore to a one-year contract worth between $880K and $1.2 million. The report also claimed Theodore had passed a physical last Wednesday.

However, TSN’s Bob McKenzie and The Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno subsequently reported there was “no truth” to the story, with Whyno citing Theodore’s agent Don Meehan denying the report.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Theodore recently claimed his preference was to return with the Florida Panthers, but they appear to have moved on. He also said two NHL clubs expressed interest in him. Pedneault’s report was quite specific on the details of the supposed contract from the Bruins, but Meehan’s denial pretty much douses that speculation. Hopefully, Pedneault or TVA Sports will follow up and provide more information.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: James O’Brien suggests the Nashville Predators may be lacking in quality forwards (specifically scorers) but GM David Poile has covered the “quantity” aspect. O’Brien suggests they should shop a redundant player or two.