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  1. 11 points
    Electrophile

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    It sucks to see him retire, but I don't blame him for wanting to move on. We'll all say the same thing the day you stop posting here.
  2. 9 points
    HockeytownRules19

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    What a great 14 years with the Red Wings! We will always remember you! Not a bad career... 400+ wins, 3 stanley cups... A future HOFer in my book! Good Luck in your retirement, you earned it! Thank You #30!
  3. 5 points
    Majsheppard

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    I am so pissed at the writer of Puck Daddy right now choosing to attack Osgood at this time and say he needed to go and that there is no question he is not a HoF goalie, and there is no question he doesn't belong. I mean, you can save your opinion for a bit until after he is done retiring dick. Go f*** yourself. I know I am not reading his s*** again.
  4. 5 points
    kylee

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    No idc what anyone says he is a Detroit legend. Two Cups, 400 wins and beating up Patrick Roy.
  5. 5 points
    You can be happy the organization is moving on with perhaps a healthier option, if that is indeed what is truly happening, without being a d**khead.
  6. 5 points
    How can anyone possibly complain if indeed he is returning for one more season? After all his years and loyalty to the Red Wings, he deserves to get one more year. If he really didn't feel like he couldn't play anymore or that his injury was THAT bad he wouldn't play. I trust his and Holland's decision and am extremely happy if he re-signs for another year. Couldn't ask for a better or more reliable back up.
  7. 5 points
    Nevermind

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood. That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history. In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?
  8. 4 points
    You deserved every bit of your response. It may have been time for to move on, pretty much everybody here gets that. It's all about the delivery though. And your delivery was awful, bascially like a "See ya wouldn't want to be ya" response disrespecting a guy who accomplished so much here and accomplished so much while getting ragged on by his own fanbase, regardless of whether you like him or not. So you should not be shocked one bit at some of the negative responses you got back. Not that hard to understand. Think about it for a bit.
  9. 4 points
    i am seriously so depresed. i knew it was inevitable and he was bound to retire some day but i guess i thought and hoped he'd sign on for one more year. it's hard knowing that i'll never see my favorite player and the guy ive been a fan of since i was a little kid never play again.
  10. 4 points
    As much as anyone ever was, Chris Osgood is The Consummate Red Wing. Anyone that can remember all the time he put in with this organization, through the highs and lows, especially winning Cups, and especially after being dumped and coming back undeterred and winning another, knows what this guy means to the Winged Wheel. Farewell and bon voyage, old buddy.
  11. 4 points
    Jusek

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BJCxdkoIxc
  12. 4 points
    drwscc

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Ozzie, you got the heart of a lion, baby! That still gives me chills.
  13. 4 points
    gcom007

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    We also only scored 1 goal. Last I checked, giving up 2 goals isn't exactly evidence for "not playing well" Usually the 1-2 goal range is what we ideally want out of a goalie in a realistic world to "give the team a chance to win." He wasn't perfect and you could say it wasn't his best game, but it's a stretch to say he didn't play well. He wasn't the only one who dropped the ball on the plays either. The bottom line with that run was that our stars were too beat up to push us over the top. A 2-1 loss with a battered lineup is a tough loss to swallow on so many levels and it's easy to look at the goalie when they don't pull out the shutout or the 1 goal effort...but Osgood didn't exactly pull a Luongo either. What happened with Luongo this year was truly "not playing well" in game 7.
  14. 3 points
    One of the most underrated, loyal, and down-to-earth guys around, and someone who epitomized what it meant to be a Red Wing. Thanks for everything Ozzie!
  15. 3 points
    VM1138

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Kind of sucks, because his last two seasons were really sub-par, mostly due to confidence, lack of playing time, and finally injury. I never felt he was declining quality-wise, only that he hit a rough patch. I never really felt that he just couldn't hack it anymore. Sad to see another player retiring basically due to injury. Who knows, maybe with proper conditioning and a couple years off treating the groin area right he might pull a Hasek and come back for one more run at glory. EDIT: And I think one of the greatest legacies he leaves is not his success on the ice, but that with all the drama constantly swirling around the goaltending situation he never caused problems, and always wanted to come back to the Wings and stay with them no matter what. A true team player. I've never seen a player take so much crap and still so earnestly want to stay in the city that treated him in such a bipolar manner.
  16. 3 points
    Guest

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

  17. 3 points
    GoWings1905

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Well this news went from exciting to a huge bummer real fast. If so, thanks for everything Ozzie. You are easily my favorite goalie ever and we should all be thankful for his loyalty and dedication to the Red Wings organization. I've never seen a more under-appreciated athlete and all he did was win cups and play his heart out for this team. You will be sorely missed Oz.
  18. 2 points
    I never liked ozzy as a player growing up, but after meeting the man 2 years ago i have to say he is about the best person you would ever hope to meet in a unprofessional setting. With that said i have had the last 2 years of watching his story and age unfold infront of my eyes and watch a good man face retirement. Thank you for the years chris and hope you return with some sort of role with the franchise. I actually switched my jersey # from 29 which i have had since i was 7years old to #30 this season:)
  19. 2 points
    55fan

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie!
  20. 2 points
    Just perfectly stated. If you (as in you in general, not you specficially VM) wanted him to retire because of the health angle or because if you thought it was finally time, cool. It was going to happen much sooner than later. But to possibly kick him to the curb in a bi-polar manner like you say or be celebrating with fireworks that he retired because of the bi-polarness or if you might not like him, if you are one of those people and I saw you face-to-face right now, I'd probably knock you upside the head. As much as I love the Wings I absolutely cannot stand how, generally speaking, a lot of them just s**t on goalies in a beyond obsessive manner. And Osgood didn't make one possible stink about the fans here. Didn't cause a scene and the like when they chose Hasek over him and he had to go elsewhere temporarily (and he could have easily done so which I wouldn't have blamed him because I guarantee it probably hurt him that his days in Detroit then were numbered). Didn't cause a stink with not being a full-time starter or backup his past few seasons here. He just wanted to play for the Wings. As ultimate a team player as you'll find in recent memory.
  21. 2 points
    Ozzie: wowzers!
  22. 2 points
    casey holmstrom

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    Thanks for scoring a goal, Thanks for every single one of those 401 wins, thanks for hoisting 2 stanley cups and backing vernon for another, thanks for fighting Roy, thanks for holding strong and nearly getting a 4th cup and probably a Conn Smythe. Great Career, you always made watching games as a little kid that much more exciting.
  23. 2 points
    Nev

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    Thankyou Ozzie For kicking Roy's ass For making it look so easy in 2008 For putting a worn-out, broken-down, beaten-up team on your back and taking them *this* close to another cup in 2009. Such a shame that the last 2 years ended up the way they did but after 400 wins and 3 cups I don't think you can complain.
  24. 2 points
    mmamolo

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    Even though the 2011-12 Wings may be better off with a healthy back up goalie I have to admit this is upsetting. Some times you take for granted these players and what they accomplish. He was a massive part of the success the Wings organization achieved over the last 20 odd years and he deserves far more credit than he'll probably ever get.
  25. 2 points
    Majsheppard

    Thank You Chris Osgood!

    I just wish the media would cut him a break and honor him like he deserves. He deserves a lot more than some hockey fans and writers would give him. Puck Daddy decided to take this opportunity to slight him and call him overrated and unworthy of HoF talk. The moment he is retiring is when he chooses to write about this. Osgood gave me many of the best moments of my life. He always acted classy, he remains the only Red Wing that signed my stuff without hassle or cost. He played his best when they needed it most, and I cannot say a single thing bad about him legitimately after his being around for 16 years. Thank you, I hope you get what you deserve in terms of Honor.
  26. 2 points
    edicius

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    And how many guys win Cups ten years apart with the same team? I know that the HoF committee is probably going to be on the side of the haters, but I doubt Ozzie cares. He knows what's he's done and WE know what he's done.
  27. 2 points
    edicius

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Ryan Lambert's probably gone through at least five changes of shorts since hearing the news. That idiot has such a ridiculous hate-on for Osgood, it's embarrassing. Especially since he's a Puck Daddy blogger.
  28. 2 points
    Kira

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    I just read that piece of tripe from Puck Daddy...he says Ozzie's career isn't "Hall worthy". Excuse me, but three Cups, a Jennings, and 400 career wins isn't "Hall worthy"???? What planet are you living on???
  29. 2 points
    I'd like to see him come back for one more year on a minimum contract. I got pretty excited hearing he was returning but now there are articles saying that it IS a retirement. Idk, I thought they'd give him a press conference like Rafi got, rather than doing it via a conference call. I guess we all just sit here and wait to find out what's actually going on. I'd personally like to see him come back for one last year.
  30. 2 points
    kylee

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    So which matters more to you? No Ozzie to bailout Hasek in 08 and no Stanley cup. But what do I k ow that was like 10 years ago
  31. 2 points
    I am going to be laughing hard if he is healthy and has a stellar season. Folks have short term memory issues as Osgood came off the bench in 2008 and well, there was a parade with that big shiny metal thing.
  32. 2 points
    shoe

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Osgood tends to play well when everyone expects him to fall flat. He plays the dark horse really well. I'm all for him coming back with all your doubts.
  33. 2 points
    I say he's back, give the guy a chance. Are you listening, Babcock?
  34. 2 points
    I just wish he would go out and win the vezina and shut up everyone who says he sucks haha.
  35. 2 points
    I don't know how it will play out, but I want Ozzie to have one more go at it. Call it a soft spot in my heart.
  36. 2 points
    Guest

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Please let this be a retirement... Not trying to be disrespectful if it is, but nothing scares me more about the upcoming season than Osgood being our backup. If it is, he's had an amazing career. I've been happy to have him as a wing so many years and championships.
  37. 2 points
    Maybe the wings will have testicles between their legs this year, its been a while...
  38. 2 points
  39. 1 point
    I can go either way on it. Yeah, it's kind of fun and all, but at the same time the Red Wings jersey should be respected and pasting something cheesy and gimmicky on it doesn't excite me. But like I said, I won't be outraged if it does happen.
  40. 1 point
    Well, this has certainly been a bummer of a day, but the plus side to this is that Ozzie is staying with the team, albeit in a different capacity. One of the greatest goalies to ever wear our uniform, I hope to one day see #30 in the rafters where (IMO) it belongs. Fair winds and following seas, Ozzie. *salutes*
  41. 1 point
    1. Its ESPN. 2. I've heard this same crap for nearly 20 straight years.
  42. 1 point
    Kira

    Backup Goalie?

    My dog could probably guard the net better than Turco. Ray Emery is just too much of a gamble. Better the devil we know than the one we don't...that's why I like the idea of Ty Conklin coming back. At least he's a proven commodity.
  43. 1 point
    sputman

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    keeping him in the organization seems like a no-brainer, same with maltby and, eventually, draper. these guys are the faces of a very successful era.
  44. 1 point
    hockey23

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    I definitely thought conference call = re-signing, but the Khan article seems legit. It's not just the agent quotes, because I agree it's possible the agent may not know/ be involved, Khan also says that the Wings plan to give Ozzie a job helping out the young goalies and that they plan to sign Conklin. It's much more detailed than St. James' article which basically just says Ozzie is coming back. If I had to bet on which one is correct, I'd take Khan's.
  45. 1 point
    Hats off to a tremendous career, my favorite goalie in the NHL. 400 wins speaks for itself, gonna miss Ozzie if it is indeed true, but it was time. His heart wanted to play but the body just couldn't anymore. Probably gonna be an emotional week if Drapes retires too
  46. 1 point
    Osgood's the backup? The line for the parade forms behind me. It's a low risk move. If he eats sucks and blows you cut him and sign somebody else. There are always deals to be made for backup goalies during the season.
  47. 1 point
    Wings3:16

    Chris Osgood announces retirement

    Maybe he'll Brett Hull it and retire like 5 games in
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Majsheppard

    nashville's new home jersey

    I guess you didn't notice the six strings on the numbers on the back? Plus we are going to steal the second best defenseman in Weber as soon as his next short-term contract runs out.
  50. 1 point
    13dangledangle

    RFA/UFA Signings

    I was squeezing my mind grapes to think of a response then saw this. Also kudos Leftwinger you get a +1 for some of the most f***ed up s*** I've read on this board...They don't allow kids on here do they?