Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:47 AM
Howard 50, Osgood zero.
Unless I'm wrong about Osgood. I suspect that Chris is more than a littel miffed about the way this year went and is not all that happy to be playing for Babs. If that's the case, I want him gone. Not because I don't like him or don't think he's still got it - I do like him and I do think he still has the tools to be a great NHL Goalie - but I don't think he'll return to form here and I don't think any ammount of "sorry for the way last year went, we'lltry to work you in more next year, I promise's" from Holland and Babcock will make the stewing that he's likely doing go away. Unless Babs says some very public things commiting to Osgood getting a real shot at being the man next year, I don't expect Osgood to be happy here. If he isn't happy hear, I don't expect him to play to his potential. If he can't play to his potential here, I hope he can go somewhere where he'll get a chance to show the world what he's got left, good or bad.
"It was pretty interesting," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "We had May in exhibition for a couple of games and no one gets hacked or whacked. When we don't have him, we get run. We don't have a team that twists off helmets at stoppages. You get tired of seeing it all the time. It's just nice when you get someone to look after that stuff."