At this point, it seems that this was nothing more than an exercise in Twitter rage. "Close to signing" doesn't mean he signed. After all, Boston was "close to acquiring Iginla" last season at the deadline, and look how that worked out for the media!
Report- Bruins Close To Signing Jose Theodore: According to our hockey analyst Yvon Pedneault, Bruins are on the... http://t.co/363E6ju1Gy— Kukla's Korner (@kuklaskorner) August 18, 2013
Report: Boston Bruins are close signing Jose Theodore. Now if only they could hop in a DeLorean and go back to 2002. http://t.co/M7dewIkb1p— theScore (@theScore) August 18, 2013
I'm furthest thing from working right now but saw some tweets about Jose Theodore signing in BOS. Curious, I asked. Told there's zero truth.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 18, 2013
For what it's worth, agent Don Meehan said "no truth" to report Jose Theodore is about to sign 1-year deal with #Bruins.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) August 18, 2013
I get that there are bloggers and Twitter folk that may break a story before the mainstream media if the media is required to fact-check a story to be true. But that's precisely why the media have their credentials: ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!