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#1 Crymson

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:40 PM

This is per the official (organization-run) Red Wings Facebook news page and the Red Wings txt news service.

I see retirement coming.

Edit: It's actually at noon and it's only a conference call. Can a mod change the title, please?

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

This is per the official (organization-run) Red Wings Facebook news page and the Red Wings txt news service.

I see retirement coming.


I just seen that on Facebook as well. I thought the exact same thing. That Osgood is going to hang em' up.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

Please let this be a retirement...

Not trying to be disrespectful if it is, but nothing scares me more about the upcoming season than Osgood being our backup.

If it is, he's had an amazing career. I've been happy to have him as a wing so many years and championships.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

Whoops.

Edited by Crymson, 18 July 2011 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:45 PM

This is per the official (organization-run) Red Wings Facebook news page and the Red Wings txt news service.

I see retirement coming.

It's a media conf call (http://www.kuklaskorner.com), not a press conference... I think the complete opposite, I think they're announcing he's coming back for a year, if it were an actual presser, I would think retirement too, but a conf call usually means a contract signing... love it or hate it, it is what it is

Edited by stevkrause, 18 July 2011 - 03:46 PM.

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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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

Facebook page says media conference call, guess Ozzie will be back for one more year.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

It's a media conf call (http://www.kuklaskorner.com), not a press conference... I think the complete opposite, I think they're announcing he's coming back for a year, if it were an actual presser, I would think retirement too, but a conf call usually means a contract signing... love it or hate it, it is what it is


Ah, crap. You're right. My bad.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

I don't think they'd hold a press conference to announce his return. Even Lidstrom only held a conference call.


I couldn't agree more. I just can't see them holding a conference to announce he's going to return. He's had a great career and my favorite Wings goalie for a long time but it's time for him to go. But I'll wait for the official word tomorrow.

Edited by Dimaline312000, 18 July 2011 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

He has to be coming back. A player with the history he has with this club, three Stanley Cups, does NOT retire via a conference call with the media. They'd do an actual press conference in the Olympia Room in the same manner as Brian Rafalski, who has a much less storied history with the franchise.

You re-sign for 1-year at a bargain-basement salary with incentives via a media conference call.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Too bad for us.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Too bad for us.


If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood.

That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history.

In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?

Edited by Nevermind, 18 July 2011 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:06 PM

He'll come back, in my opinion, for one more year. I was thinking he had his last showing in '08...but knowing what he had played through in '09 and tried to play it off as nothing going into last season (his injuries could have really messed his game up) I wouldn't be to suprised if he challenges Howie for the number one spot this year. Lets hope, if he does sign one more year, that he is 100% healthly. I have no doubts the man can play '08 calibur goaltending if he's healthy. We'll see.

Injuries can really mess with a goalie, 'specially the hip area...not to mention groin area at the same time? Career ending injuries at this point...realistically. I'm pulling for the guy, though!

EDIT: Although I think switching to butterfly style helped his game short-term...in the long run I really think it took it's toll. Going from a true stand-up style to butterfly in the course of 1 year is what probably caused his hip injuries. The groin issues, though...well...we know he has had issues with that his whole career.

Edited by Dynheart, 18 July 2011 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

I don't know how it will play out, but I want Ozzie to have one more go at it. Call it a soft spot in my heart.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood.

That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history.

In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?


He was great in the playoffs. He couldn't stop a beachball in the regular season.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

I don't know how it will play out, but I want Ozzie to have one more go at it. Call it a soft spot in my heart.


I just wish he would go out and win the vezina and shut up everyone who says he sucks haha.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

It's a media conf call (http://www.kuklaskorner.com), not a press conference... I think the complete opposite, I think they're announcing he's coming back for a year, if it were an actual presser, I would think retirement too, but a conf call usually means a contract signing... love it or hate it, it is what it is

I agree. Ozzie would get an actual press conference if it was retirement. It is definitely that he is coming back.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:14 PM

Anyone who thinks Ozzie sucks is clearly delusional. At the same time, anyone that isn't even the slightest bit concerned for stability at the number 2 spot given his health concerns is no different.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:15 PM

If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood.

That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history.

In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?

Good point. Everyone's memory I guess is fuzzy. If the refs didn't hand them a game early in the series they would have won and we would have a different tone in these threads.

Before anyone denies that and says he would still be encourage to retire because of injury, ask yourself if you ever thought that about Yzerman?
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

Anyone who thinks Ozzie sucks is clearly delusional. At the same time, anyone that isn't even the slightest bit concerned for stability at the number 2 spot given his health concerns is no different.


Yep. I'm pretty indifferent about it considering we've got Macdonald, but I'm honestly still surprised. I think Osgood is still capable of playing well if he can stay healthy, but we'll see. If Holland is comfortable with it, I'm comfortable. They wouldn't bring him back for charity.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

I just wish he would go out and win the vezina and shut up everyone who says he sucks haha.


How's he going to win the vezina without a single shutout in 2 years?

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