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#1 PROBIE4PREZ

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:11 AM

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- wants to play till hes 40
- warmed up to being Howies mentor half way through last season
- wants to end career in Detroit
- still talking about chasing records
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

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- wants to play till hes 40
- warmed up to being Howies mentor half way through last season
- wants to end career in Detroit
- still talking about chasing records


Considering ozzy is 37... that doesn't project him to retire after this season. I think the organization potentially has other plans.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

Wings always have a history of bringing in or keeping a vet goaltender. Well, we shall see how this all plays out.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

he can play until he's 50, as long as it's not here.

see ya, ozzie.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:25 AM

he can play until he's 50, as long as it's not here.

see ya, ozzie.


You wouldn't take Osgood as a veteran backup for league minimum?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

You wouldn't take Osgood as a veteran backup for league minimum?


i'd rather bring in someone who can actually put up a better than .890 sv%

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:29 AM

i'd rather bring in someone who can actually put up a better than .890 sv%


Yes because Osgood didn't show he could do that when he was actually playing more than once every two months.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

Yes because Osgood didn't show he could do that when he was actually playing more than once every two months.

how many games did he start in 08-09?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

i'd rather bring in someone who can actually put up a better than .890 sv%


You really need to contact Matt and change your username bro.

how many games did he start in 08-09?


You have a computer in front of you, look it up.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:42 AM

You have a computer in front of you, look it up.


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

rhetorical question

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As you are a newcomer to LGW, a friendly atmosphere is the typical welcome. Yet, with the lack of quality in your posts and the bloated ego sense of self-worth along with the omnipotent user-name, you will have a steady decline to denial with self-loathing derived from lack of emotional support from all peers around.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:53 AM

how many games did he start in 08-09?


That is not relevant to the point I'm making.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:57 AM

Ozzie really didn't have a choice in becoming Howie's mentor. It was either that or sit on the bench miserable. Ozzie is like any pro athlete, he wants to play every day, but it's nice to see that he accepted his new role instead of fighting it. If Howie can be a legitimate #1, I wouldn't mind having Ozzie as a veteran backup that you can rely on...if the price is right.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:59 AM

As you are a newcomer to LGW, a friendly atmosphere is the typical welcome. Yet, with the lack of quality in your posts and the bloated ego sense of self-worth along with the omnipotent user-name, you will have a steady decline to denial with self-loathing derived from lack of emotional support from all peers around.


cool story, bro.


That is not relevant to the point I'm making.


was he not "playing more than once every two months"?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:05 PM

cool story, bro.




was he not "playing more than once every two months"?


I never said he wasn't playing more than once every two months the entire season.

I said when he was playing more than once every two months (which was hyperbole) he showed capability in the backup position. Just because he was rusted on the bench half the season doesn't mean he will be piss-poor in the next couple years.

And considering he has one more year on his contract I would say your salutations to Osgood are a bit premature, no?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

And considering he has one more year on his contract I would say your salutations to Osgood are a bit premature, no?


i'm aware that, like draper, we're unfortunately stuck with him for one more year.

at least we can cut the dead weight after this season. 3mil cap hit for those two, and absolutely nothing to offer the team

oh wait, i forgot about "veteran leadership".

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:13 PM

I still don't understand the hate on Ozzie. If players like Hossa would have showed up in '09 we could have possibly had back to back cups. Granted there were a lot of injuries but Ozzie was stellar and was Conn Smythe worthy that year. I also think he would have had better numbers last season if he would have been allowed to play more than once every 15 - 20 games. I think it would be hard to find any goalie to play once every 20 games and still be in game form.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

i'm aware that, like draper, we're unfortunately stuck with him for one more year.

at least we can cut the dead weight after this season. 3mil cap hit for those two, and absolutely nothing to offer the team

oh wait, i forgot about "veteran leadership".


This is a perfect example of "what have you done for me lately?"

You ignore the Stanley Cup win and Stanley Cup final because he had his first losing season IN HIS CAREER with a team that was not only injured, but based on coaching decisions defferred to Howard for most of the season.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

Oh for...

Here's an idea: See how he plays this season, and then decide if we want him back and at what price.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:30 PM

I can see Ozzie's tenure in Detroit lasting exactly as long as McCollum's development stint in GR. To me this means Ozzie will most likely play one or two years beyond this upcoming season. But I would not be suprised to see a Howard/McCollum tandem in 2012/13. Who knows though, anything can happen, especially with goalies in Detroit.
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