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#221 Rivalred

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

nothing i posted is ban-worthy. calling me a dickhead might be, though.


PM me your digits, I will gladly call you and do it

Thank you for everything Chris... You were one of my fav's growing up.

Edited by Rivalred, 19 July 2011 - 04:34 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:35 PM

nothing i posted is ban-worthy. calling me a dickhead might be, though.

You deserved every bit of your response.

It may have been time for to move on, pretty much everybody here gets that. It's all about the delivery though. And your delivery was awful, bascially like a "See ya wouldn't want to be ya" response disrespecting a guy who accomplished so much here and accomplished so much while getting ragged on by his own fanbase, regardless of whether you like him or not. So you should not be shocked one bit at some of the negative responses you got back.

Not that hard to understand. Think about it for a bit.

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 19 July 2011 - 04:38 PM.


#223 Rivalred

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:37 PM

You deserved every bit of your response.

It may have been time for to move on, pretty much everybody here gets that. It's all about the delivery though. And your delivery was awful, bascially like a "See ya wouldn't want to be ya" response disrespecting a guy who accomplished so much here and accomplished so much, regardless of whether you like him or not. So you should not be shocked one bit at some of the negative responses you got back.

Not that hard to understand. Think about it for a bit.


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#224 eva unit zero

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

Given the Hall's tendency to vote "Forward-Forward-Defenseman-Goaltender" over the past few years, so long as there are deserving players, Osgood should make it in on the first ballot. Only two retired goaltenders even come close to Osgood's accomplishments; Tom Barrasso and Curtis Joseph. Joseph's lack of any significant playoff achievements, and Osgood's advantage over Barrasso in career performance gives Osgood an edge, assuming those two aren't voted in before Osgood becomes eligible. With 454 wins, Joseph has a pretty strong case there. Barrasso has a Vezina, Calder, and two Cups plus a good number of wins himself. So both could be in the Hall before 2014.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

I never liked ozzy as a player growing up, but after meeting the man 2 years ago i have to say he is about the best person you would ever hope to meet in a unprofessional setting. With that said i have had the last 2 years of watching his story and age unfold infront of my eyes and watch a good man face retirement. Thank you for the years chris and hope you return with some sort of role with the franchise. I actually switched my jersey # from 29 which i have had since i was 7years old to #30 this season:)

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

What a career, I can't believe it really, no more #30. With that awesome stance, as the camera caught him skating around his crease with shoulders slanted one side almost slightly. Head down, looking intently. Going over the game in his head. :thumbup:

Osgood thank you for all the memories. I'm truly a little tearful this day is here. We love you. We will never forget what memories you have given us Red Wings fans. We know you ignored the off-ice nonsense, and bled Detroit red all your career. Thank you Ozzie!!

Edited by motorcitykid, 19 July 2011 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:02 PM

<= Grown man crying.

Just one tear.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:32 PM

The question I present to you all, and it is tougher than it sounds:


Will #30 be worn again on the back of the winged wheel?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

The question I present to you all, and it is tougher than it sounds:


Will #30 be worn again on the back of the winged wheel?


Unlikely. At minimum, it will go to the "unofficial" status where #2, #6, #16, and #91 currently reside.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:01 PM


Unlikely. At minimum, it will go to the "unofficial" status where #2, #6, #16, and #91 currently reside.

Is #91 there? It wouldn't bother me at all.

Eventually, I think it will be worn again, but it will be a while, certainly not this generation.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

I never thought i'd see it :( since I started watching hockey, Ozzy has been a part of this organization(Besides his short journeys in St. Louis and Long Island). Thanks for everything you've contributed to the organization, Oz. Guy always seemed like a class act and a great guy off the ice. In my opinion, #30 should be in the rafters at the Joe. He could be one of the most underrated goaltenders of all-time. That said, he was never the flashiest. He never blew you away with the stats. He just got s*** done. Bottom line. His jersey is next on my wish list. Best of luck the rest of the way, Ozman. You will be missed in Hockeytown and by Red Wings fans all over the world. Good to see he is sticking around with the organization. Seriously gonna look for an Ozzy chant ringtone :thumbup:

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:50 PM


Unlikely. At minimum, it will go to the "unofficial" status where #2, #6, #16, and #91 currently reside.


I think #2 is about to be back in circulation whenever Smith makes the team.
 
 
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:10 PM

Hell of a career ozzie. you will be missed but you made the right call. thank you for the memories.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:03 AM

I think #2 is about to be back in circulation whenever Smith makes the team.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:13 AM

Thanks for all the memories, Ozzie. You'll always be my hero.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:18 AM

Here's to you, Ozzie. Since I was in 1st grade, you were our dependable home-town goalie, through thick and thin. A true Red Wing if I ever saw one. Good thing Nick didn't retire this year because that would just be too much to take.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:37 AM

I have yet another thing to remind me that I'm old. It seems like yesterday that Ozzie was a kid backing up Mike Vernon. Ah man...

Goodbye to another Detroit classic.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:23 AM

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:58 AM

I hope Ozzie more or less lives in Grand Rapids next year so he can provide some close mentorship to McCollum.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:20 AM

Retiring already. And he still looks like he's twelve.





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