I think Babcock HAS to run a 50-50 split going into the playoffs. We don't want a tired Howard and we don't want a rusty Ozzie trying to salvage the playoffs if Howard falters.
With 13 games left I want to see 7 for Howard and 6 for Ozzie.
This exactly. As Osgood himself explained during Wingspan I believe it was, you can always practice non-stop during practice with the team but you can expect the shots and have a clear view, almost anticipate each shot. In real games, it's A LOT different. Osgood needs practice following the puck and moving to the speed of the game since his injury, the only way to warm him up and give Howard some time to get ready for the task ahead of him is to play Osgood.