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#21 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

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#22 Howard He Do It?!

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:59 PM

A) I don't think Howard was "yanked." If it was "yanking" as you put it, they obviously just did it, but I think you're taking that angle to a bit of an extreme.

B) It's a new season. While Howard is 1a without a doubt and certainoy the guy you're expecting to be the starter of the future, don't be shocked to see Osgood played like a 1b so long as he keeps his game up.

C) The last time the Wings developed a starting goalie that actually ended up having a successful career, he took a backseat in his first few seasons at times and learned from a successful veteran. That same goalie is 3 wins away from becoming the 10th goalie in history to hit the 400 win mark. Moral? Sometimes you learn from watching and mature into a starting position gradually.

D) Howard's in his second year. He's coming off a great rookie season but he was quite shaky in the playoffs, rarely reaching the level of play he achieved in the regular season. No big deal, but clearly, he still has some things to learn. He knows it. Osgood knows it. Babcock knows it. They're all getting along pretty well these days. I've got a sneaking suspicion that he'll be okay however it goes.

Either way, the bottom line is that after a lackluster playoff performance and this being his 2nd season as well as a contract season, Howard's not going to get an overabundance of leeway this year. Babcock will not let Osgood go cold again and Howard is going to have to prove that he's not a one season wonder.

But until he gets sat for weeks to months on end like Osgood last year, it's incredibly premature to get worked up about this and refer to it as Howard being "yanked."

I didn't get worked up over anything. I said he wasn't being yanked but instead it had to do with Ozzie getting playing time and the travel days. The other poster made it seem as if he was being yanked because of his performance last night. You don't yank your starter after one off game, which is completely true in this case. Howard isn't starting tomorrow not because of his performance last night but because of the other factors I mentioned.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:09 PM

So who wants to bet Modano gets Boo'ed? Which would be pretty pathetic.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:36 AM

I'm glad Osgood is getting a chance to play. I had my doubt about what Babcock would do this season, so for now I hope he continues to rotate, even if Howard does get a couple games in a row. We would be lucky to have both of them have a great season.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:41 AM

Ozzie's gotta be kept warm, especially early on in the season, so things don't turn out like last year when every game he started seemed like an automatic loss.
As long as he plays solid, like he did last game, no one should complain.

Come playoff time, if we have a rested Howard and an Osgood that is a viable option, things will look real good for us.


1000% agree. Ozzie was solid in his last start. I hope this defense plays well in front of him tonight.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:07 AM

1000% agree. Ozzie was solid in his last start. I hope this defense plays well in front of him tonight.

That's a big factor imho.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:36 AM

Howard certainly didn't play like a number 1 goalie in the last game. I'm glad Babs is allowing Ozzie to pressure him by giving Ozzie some time between the pipes.

I agree. I think they are going to have to battle it out. Howard let a real soft goal in last game right over the shoulder. He was also out of position for the better part of the third period.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:40 AM

I'm not sure how I feel about this one, still reading the last GDT and trying to determine if infact Howard let in soft goals or not?

But seriously, I think it's good to start with a rotation, atleast give Oz a chance to win his spot back. He played well against Chicago.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:53 AM

Maybe if Howard played like an NHL goalie last game he'd have gotten the nod? He sucked last night! I hope they both play well and push each other to play better... unlike last year when Osgood stunk and Howard was better.

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Let Ozzie put some pressure on the kid. We'll be fine, I think our offense will have to bail us out a bit in the near future though.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:26 AM

we need to make howard our number one. he needs to get confident or he will play like he did last game the whole season


Howard was battling for the #1 position last year. Also how much more confident do you get when you have a shutout in your first official game back? I wouldn't worry too much, we're establishing our #1, clean slate. 5-6 games each and we'll know who's for real.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:00 PM

This is a great thing. Keep the goalies rotating until one clearly pulls ahead of the other. I want the games to be split like 60/40 or 70/30 by the end of the year between our playoff goalie and the backup. More reps for both players is never a bad thing.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:50 PM

jimmy let in 2 soft goals and 1 questionable goal last game, so have at 'err Ozzman.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Sounds nice in theory, but you know the audience you are asking in here? Red Wings fans generally speaking act like complete idiots when it comes to goaltending talk.


This. I mean if we actually make it to game ten of a season without an extended discussion of how the reainmated corpse of Terry Sawchuck would be better in goal, even if he was missing his blocker because his decayed arm fell off mid-period, then we're bored with the team and not really trying.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

Um...forgive me for pointing out the best possible scenario (considering how it usually is accepted around here), but wouldn't we want Osgood playing just as well as Howard this season, with them both splitting starts (maybe Howard 3 to Osgood's 2), and we can have some goaltending confidence not only throughout the regular season, but in the playoffs as well? I mean, forgive me if I'm wrong, but if we had to pull Howard last season, Osgood wasn't exactly playing good enough himself to really turn a game around. This way, if Osgood bounces back this season, and Howard is as stellar as he was last season only starting less games, then perhaps we could have a pretty dominant goaltending duo in the playoffs, without Jimmy being overworked.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:46 PM

Um...forgive me for pointing out the best possible scenario (considering how it usually is accepted around here), but wouldn't we want Osgood playing just as well as Howard this season, with them both splitting starts (maybe Howard 3 to Osgood's 2), and we can have some goaltending confidence not only throughout the regular season, but in the playoffs as well? I mean, forgive me if I'm wrong, but if we had to pull Howard last season, Osgood wasn't exactly playing good enough himself to really turn a game around. This way, if Osgood bounces back this season, and Howard is as stellar as he was last season only starting less games, then perhaps we could have a pretty dominant goaltending duo in the playoffs, without Jimmy being overworked.



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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:25 PM

Well that was a bad idea

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

Where's Marc Lamothe when you need him?
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:34 PM

Well that was a bad idea

What, the team collectively deciding they didn't want to play tonight? Absolutely, that was a bad idea. Letting Howard get shellacked behind this lackluster effort would likely have been a worse idea.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:34 PM

Well that was a bad idea


Yeah, Howard probably would have done much better with the ZERO GOALS WE HAVE SCORED TONIGHT.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:51 PM

Osgood should be waived. He's sucked for the last 2 seasons.





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