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#21 brett

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:05 PM

do not want ozzie

conks or bobs

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#22 Krayzie_Bone

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:39 PM

Conky did pretty good last time in Detroit.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

Voted Conks,but curious about this Ken's quote

Holland is still talking to the agent for Ty Conklin and said he also had one team call him and offer a trade for a goalie.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

I would rather Conks then Oz to be honest, and folks it hurts me to say it. Something tells me it's going to be neither however...
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

I think Joey Mac is a precursor to Ozzie. A proven back-up goalie eliminated the need for Joey, but Ozzie's groin makes Joey a great back-up back-up option if Ozzie gets hurt.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

Nabakov or Emery.....if it's not Conklin. God save us if it's Ozzie.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:38 PM

For some reason I can see it being Ozzie.. I was really thinking it would go the other way but I feel like re-signing Joey is a precursor to them going with Ozzie again so they once again have Joey as a back-up plan.

As much as I love Ozzie I really feel like it's time to go in a different direction. I hate to see Ozzie go out like this but he's so inconsistent and injury prone now that I don't feel like he is worth the risk, especially if something happens to Howard. I don't wanna imagine Howie getting injured and Ozzie having to carry the team down the stretch in a playoff push at this stage of his career.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

The best goalie available, Ray Emery. When his injury history looks golden compared to Ozzie, you know it's an incredible risk to think about bringing Ozzie back. I love the guy, he's my favorite goalie of all time, but it's time to move on.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:50 PM

For some reason I can see it being Ozzie.. I was really thinking it would go the other way but I feel like re-signing Joey is a precursor to them going with Ozzie again so they once again have Joey as a back-up plan.

As much as I love Ozzie I really feel like it's time to go in a different direction. I hate to see Ozzie go out like this but he's so inconsistent and injury prone now that I don't feel like he is worth the risk, especially if something happens to Howard. I don't wanna imagine Howie getting injured and Ozzie having to carry the team down the stretch in a playoff push at this stage of his career.

This is why he's a great choice for the back up. If healthy, he would be able to step in and carry the team because of his experience.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

This is why he's a great choice for the back up. If healthy, he would be able to step in and carry the team because of his experience.


I don't disagree that if 100% healthy and if he's at the top of his game he could step in and carry the team with his experience. But those seem like pretty big "ifs" to be taking a chance on at this point, especially with other options still available.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:04 PM

I don't disagree that if 100% healthy and if he's at the top of his game he could step in and carry the team with his experience. But those seem like pretty big "ifs" to be taking a chance on at this point, especially with other options still available.

Very true. I know I have my blind optimism and belief that Osgood can do anything he sets his mind to. I still think a healthy Ozzie could challenge Howard for #1, even though Babcock would never let that happen.

Edited by WizardOfOz30, 11 July 2011 - 10:05 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

Very true. I know I have my blind optimism and belief that Osgood can do anything he sets his mind to. I still think a healthy Ozzie could challenge Howard for #1, even though Babcock would never let that happen.


Just throwin this out there, but if you are gonna have such a blind optimism for Osgood then you should probably change your name to something that reflects it so we will all know how you feel. :ph34r:

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:46 PM

rumor is emery to detroit.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:54 PM

I don't want it to be, but I'm thinking more and more it'll be Osgood. The more things change, the more they stay the same....

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:28 AM

Very true. I know I have my blind optimism and belief that Osgood can do anything he sets his mind to. I still think a healthy Ozzie could challenge Howard for #1, even though Babcock would never let that happen.



My optimism is not blind. Osgood is the best option to lead the team to the cup if Howard goes down unless there is a trade. I don't see anything that suggest there is such a trade available to us.

His groin was fixed. Sports medicine is really good, and it made him ready to practice last year but the team wouldn't chance it. There is no reason to assume that it won't work for him now.

Conks wouldn't make me mad, Emery would. A trade would make me mad as well unless it was a really big fleece job on another team. We don't need to spend any assets for a goalie, especially with Osgood and Larsson sitting right there.

I would take Osgood, Larsson, Conks in that order.

I really just think Larsson is a worth developing,Osgood is worth letting him finish, but if you are going to kick him to the curb it should be for developing an asset.

Conklin is not an asset, nor is he proven to be a playoff guy. I don't think he will be a liability, but I just don't think he is the best choice.

He is better than any other option via a signing though, and that is better than a trade.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:40 AM

Who needs a backup, Howard will just play every game


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:49 AM

I feel like it'll be Osgood because we just signed Jmac again as an insurance policy.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:11 AM

I would take Osgood, Larsson, Conks in that order.

I really just think Larsson is a worth developing, Osgood is worth letting him finish, but if you are going to kick him to the curb it should be for developing an asset.

Conklin is not an asset, nor is he proven to be a playoff guy. I don't think he will be a liability, but I just don't think he is the best choice.


I completely agree, but the problem is that Larsson (as it seems so many euro players do now?) blabbed to the media and made Kenny look bad. He'd probably already be signed if he had his ego in check.

Ozzie wins the backup spot if he can go the distance. I'm no doctor, so I have no idea if he can. We could assume the specialists gave Kenny a big fat question mark about Ozzie for this to all be up in the air at this point.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:47 AM

Holland wants to talk to Chris Osgood

http://www.freep.com...5/1053/sports05
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

Nor do I, lol. Although, I think Emery is probably the "strongest" goalie out there in the FA market based on talent. At this point I wouldn't mind a trade for a solid back-up.

I don't see Kenny dealing with the Isles due to the way things went down, but I still wouldn't mind seeing Nabby here... maybe Hudler for Nabby and a pick? and to those who spout off, yes, Hudler is worth more than Nabby straight up, Nabby is 37, has been away from NHL hockey for over a year and had a pretty bad showing at the Worlds, so his stock isn't that high right now and Hudler is still young enough, that he could regain form... this would also help NY add salary, which they need to get to the floor...

Edited by stevkrause, 12 July 2011 - 08:21 AM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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