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Should the Wings part ways with Osgood?


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#1 TheDetroitRedWings

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:32 PM

With all this Osgood talk, I was really curious to see how the numbers would break down in terms of who still wants him, and who doesn't. Personally, I really hope we part ways with him. I still love his legacy in Detroit. And I'll never forget all he has done. But with every sport, this is a what have you done for me lately world. And the fact is, Osgood isn't even mediocre anymore. He has been very sub-par. I think the sooner we move on, the sooner the Wings can acquire a capable and consistent back up in case anything ever happens to Jimmy. Someone we can put in and still be just as confident in our team getting the win. I know he is under contract for one more year. But I feel strongly that we need to move on.

This thread is a poll only. There are already enough discussion threads on Osgood.

Edited by TheDetroitRedWings, 04 April 2010 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:42 PM

I know we're not supposed to discuss in this thread, but there is one point for clarification. Do you want to specify that the "yes" option includes the possibility that Osgood himself chooses to leave as well?

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

I know we're not supposed to discuss in this thread, but there is one point for clarification. Do you want to specify that the "yes" option includes the possibility that Osgood himself chooses to leave as well?


Yeah good thinking. I'll do that.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:50 PM

No.

Unless Osgood develops an attitude problem or there's money issues (which I doubt either will happen), I want him to stay and retire as a Wing, whenever he wants to.

He's dedicated a good bit of his career to this organization and is just so underappreciated overall.

If Howard is the starter for good from now on out, next season, whatever, that's perfectly fine with me, I try not to show extreme pro or negative bias towards players. I just hate (and laugh at) when people say athletes are done, are scrubs, whatever else overdramatic when it is clearly not true.

Osgood is far from done, I just want to see him get 400 wins and retire as a Red Wing, whether he plays 50 games in a season or just 15 in a season or whatever.

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 04 April 2010 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

No.

Unless Osgood develops an attitude problem or there's money issues (which I doubt either will happen), I want him to stay and retire as a Wing, whenever he wants to.

He's dedicated a good bit of his career to this organization and is just so underappreciated overall.

If Howard is the starter for good from now on out, next season, whatever, that's perfectly fine with me, I try not to show extreme pro or negative bias towards players. I just hate (and laugh at) when people say athletes are done, are scrubs, whatever else overdramatic when it is clearly not true.

Osgood is far from done, I just want to see him get 400 wins and retire as a Red Wing, whether he plays 50 games in a season or just 15 in a season or whatever.


This is suppose to be a poll only bro. There are 4-5 other threads where we can discuss Ozzie.

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#6 Zetts

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

Am I missing something? The poll says that 21 members have cast votes.

But there's 7 for yes and 12 for no...

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:55 PM

He's a great mentor to Howard and it doesn't hurt having one of the best playoff goaltenders of the last few years as a backup.

Not to mention, his cap hit is low, so why not let him ride out his contract?

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:57 PM

no. Osgood is good enough for backup.
Crosby’s frustration level seemed to reach a boiling point in the final seconds, leading to him cross-checking Zetterberg in the back in front of Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard(notes).

“I knew it was him without turning around,” Zetterberg said.

#9 Z and D for the C

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:17 PM

Only if we can trade him. Otherwise it's pointless.

Am I missing something? The poll says that 21 members have cast votes.

But there's 7 for yes and 12 for no...


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#10 rage

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:38 PM

Does anybody else think it'd be hilurious if this turned out to be the Longest Ozzie Thread in LGW HISTORY!!! :yowza:





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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:46 PM

Why are you not suppose to post in polls?
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:53 PM

Hmmm.. we'd have to "pay" him on the salary cap anyway, sooooooo... NO.

Let him ride the pine as Jimmy's backup and get his 400 wins. If nothing else, the Illitch's are a loyal bunch and at this point - the Wings owe Ozzy his shot at 400 wins in the winged wheel.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:54 PM

Seriously, I find this subject hilarious. How can anybody view this season as an indication of Osgood's ability? Yes, he struggled in the beginning, but he also had some really good games. Now, he's barely playing one game per month. You can't put a 37 year old goaltender in after basically sitting on the bench since January and expect him to play well right away. If anything, we should be discussing whether Babcock should get fired for the way he handled the goaltending situation. Give Osgood 3-4 starts...then we can start judging his play. Howard sucked too when the season started. His play didn't pick up until he started playing every game.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:12 AM

In short: no.

In long (actually list form):

1. He is on the cap next year regardless unless there is a buyout which ain't happenin.
2. It is possible someone would want a trade for him (veteran backup with 2 cup rings as a starter says hello) but it isn't likely considering his age.
3. Howard has explicitly stated how much Osgood has helped his development, and he will still need it next year if he doesn't want to end up like a Mason or Ellis.
4. Osgood has been dedicated to the Winged Wheel since he got here, and moving Osgood before allowing him to get his 400th win here would be a serious blemish on Detroit's almost perfect reputation of loyalty within the franchise. Players like that.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:16 AM

In short: no.

In long (actually list form):

1. He is on the cap next year regardless unless there is a buyout which ain't happenin.
2. It is possible someone would want a trade for him (veteran backup with 2 cup rings as a starter says hello) but it isn't likely considering his age.
3. Howard has explicitly stated how much Osgood has helped his development, and he will still need it next year if he doesn't want to end up like a Mason or Ellis.
4. Osgood has been dedicated to the Winged Wheel since he got here, and moving Osgood before allowing him to get his 400th win here would be a serious blemish on Detroit's almost perfect reputation of loyalty within the franchise. Players like that.



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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:31 AM

No, have faith in Ozzie. I firmly believe Howard has kept us in the race, but Ozzie could've done the same for us. He was playing well and improving steadily despite a bad start of the season (you can blame the way everyone else played more, actually), then he missed 4 games with the flu and never got consistent starts afterward to shake off the rust. Now he's expected to miss 20 games, and be perfect in his 1st game back, then miss another 20 games, and be perfect in his first game back. Goalie's don't get out of slumps unless you play them, and Babcock had his chance to shake the rust off Ozzie before the slew of injuries hit this team. Not that Babcock could've known what was coming, I'm just saying.

Also, there have only been a couple games where Ozzie looked as bad as he did last year. You put him in net this whole season with his experience and ability to win when it matters(like it has all season), and never being allowed to get cold, and I'd have put my money on him carrying us through the season.

Hat's off to Howie, he's been amazing, I'm not trying to discredit him, I just personally think Ozzie has a lot of good Hockey left in him that has sort of gone to waste this season.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

This site needs more fans, and less overly dramatic ship jumpers.


Ozzie had a bad game. Did you actually expect him to play well, considering how long he's been sitting?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:51 AM

No, I believe Ozzie will finish his contract with the Wings as a back-up. After that, he may possibly play on another team for a year or two as a starter (perhaps a team lower in the standings looking for a veteran goalie), and then call it quits.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:55 AM

i would cry if osgood left or we didnt bring him back this year.... i dont know what kind of connection it is with this guy that i have... thers just something about him, he gets abused by nhl analyst nhl fans made fun of etc etc. but u have to be a redwings fan n only a redwings fan to appreciate this man i love him to death n believe me when i say this my late grama n grampa meant alot to me like alot, but noone in this world has ever had a softer spot in my heart other then chris osgood n i speak from the bottom of my heart when i say this its ozzie ozzie ozzie for life(L)

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:50 AM

i would cry if osgood left or we didnt bring him back this year.... i dont know what kind of connection it is with this guy that i have... thers just something about him, he gets abused by nhl analyst nhl fans made fun of etc etc. but u have to be a redwings fan n only a redwings fan to appreciate this man i love him to death n believe me when i say this my late grama n grampa meant alot to me like alot, but noone in this world has ever had a softer spot in my heart other then chris osgood n i speak from the bottom of my heart when i say this its ozzie ozzie ozzie for life(L)



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