In prepractice workouts and postgame video sessions with goalie coach Rollie Melanson, the 5'11", 182-pound Th�odore has been told to stand taller in the crease and use his blocker and glove hand to better defend the upper part of the net. His biggest improvement, however, has been controlling rebounds, a necessity considering Montreal's suspect defense. Th�odore is handling the burden impressively. "There's always pressure on a goalie," he says, "but if we stick to our system and play well in our own zone, we'll drive to the playoffs."
Olympic Drug Testing
Home Remedies For Colds
Salt Lake City-bound NHL players are subject to the IOC's byzantine doping regulations, which means that innocuous substances such as coffee and Sudafed, the antihistamine, can cause a flunked drug test. So what home remedies have the league's Olympians been using lately while they try to combat runny noses? "I ate garlic and I took vitamin C," says Leafs defenseman Jyrki Lumme, who's playing for Finland. "It kept the colds away, and it kept people away."
Team Canada goalie Curtis Joseph, another Leaf, heeded the advice of former teammate Glenn Healy and slathered on Vicks VapoRub. "I rubbed it on my chest, and to tell the truth," says Joseph, "after a few minutes your nose clears up and it's over." Flyers center Jeremy Roenick, who plays for the U.S., had another idea: "I just stuck my head in the sauna."