Anyway, some interesting little facts from the post:
The evil, useless, hopless -- Brett Lebda:
Believe it or not, Brett Lebda is actually a plus player with Jimmy Howard in net. The often-criticized Illinoisan is a pretty respectable +7 with Howard, but -6 with Osgood. When you take into account the minutes he plays for the Wings, +7 is comparable to even his best teammates.
At least Val Filppula likes you, Ozzie:
With Chris Osgood as his netminder, Valtteri Filppula is a rare Wing with a net gain -- the other two being Kirk Maltby and Drew Miller. Miller has enjoyed Osgood's company the most with a +4 rating and Fil and Maltby at +2. The curious thing about "Flip" is that in front of "Jimmeh", his play seems to suffer 5 on 5, being on the ice for 7 more goals against than for.
The Numbers don't lie:
Osgood is one of the all-time greats, but this season, whether he is to blame or not, the Wings' most important players have been better in front of Howard. When looking ahead to the run to make the playoffs and beyond, it's difficult to ignore these numbers:
Lidstrom: Ev w/Osgood, +15 w/Howard
Datsyuk: -3 w/Osgood, +15 w/Howard
Rafalski: -3 w/Osgood, +18 w/Howard
Zetterberg: -7 w/Osgood, +12 w/Howard
Franzen: -1 w/Osgood, +2 w/Howard
Holmstrom: -3 w/Osgood, +12 w/Howard
In total, Osgood's mates combine for -85 whilst playing in front of him, while Howard's, +41.
I thought it was a pretty cool blog and some others would find it interesting.