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#21 redwings8831

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

"The Red Wings have scheduled a conference call for Tuesday where they are expected to announce goaltender Chris Osgood will be back for another season."

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:18 PM

If he stays 100% healthy this year, I think we will see another '08 duel in net. Healthy competition never hurts, especially in pro sports. It will just make the other goalie hungrier. And who knows, maybe that will trickle down to the skaters.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

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



He would have to paint Babcocks house or something in order to get even a game to get going...

Maybe a muffin basket would get him some starts?


A different note, I really think this move suggest that we are going to make a pretty big deal to bring on some more salary at some point during the season.

There is no reason to save money when you already have 6 million extra unless you are planning to trade for someone making more than 6 million dollars...

Semin or... hahaha good thing we have several threads already devoted to this! :lol:
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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.

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#24 Nevermind

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

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


At least it wasn't the other way around.

I'm more worried about any lingering health issues.

Edited by Nevermind, 18 July 2011 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

And let's be straight, in the context of their careers, a healthy Osgood is a MUCH better option than anyone else on the market. Conklin had a good year with the Wings. He's had lousy years since. And we're talking about a career backup with an isolated good year verses a 400-win, 3-time Stanley Cup champion. If he's healthy, this will be a great move. If he can't stay healthy, it won't be the end of the world at all because Macdonald isn't the worst 3rd choice.
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:27 PM

At least it wasn't the other way around.

I'm more worried about any lingering health issues.


Speaking of health issues....Osgood reminds me of Herpes, you just can't get rid of them. An just when you think your safe, it flares up again.

WTF, he must have some pics of Holland in a balerina dress or something. I can't figure it out.
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

Happy about this personally. He's brought so much to our team already and can be a great mentor for Jimmy.

He's still only our number 2 goalie, its not like we're counting on him night in and night out.

Also, there literally isn't anyone better out there that we can sign.


Hope it is indeed a 1 year contract announced tomorrow, and he has a great final season of an incredible career.
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

And let's be straight, in the context of their careers, a healthy Osgood is a MUCH better option than anyone else on the market. Conklin had a good year with the Wings. He's had lousy years since. And we're talking about a career backup with an isolated good year verses a 400-win, 3-time Stanley Cup champion. If he's healthy, this will be a great move. If he can't stay healthy, it won't be the end of the world at all because Macdonald isn't the worst 3rd choice.

I agree 100%. If Ozzie stays healthy, and signs at league minimum...you cannot beat that. He's a proven goalie who knows how to win. Anyone who comes up with the last 2 year arguement (also forgetting '09 play-off run in the process) is either a hater or just ignorant in the fact that he has been injured for most of the '09/'10 season, and ALL of '10/'11 season.

Hip injuries, torn groin...and other minor injuries that could nag a goaltender in playing his game. To me, that explains the last 2 seasons. Hell, I give the guy props for the '09 play-off run alone because he was injured the whole run. Sheer heart and will there if you ask me.

He stays healthy...signs at league min...best back-up signing possible for the wings.

Edited by Dynheart, 18 July 2011 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

Speaking of health issues....Osgood reminds me of Herpes, you just can't get rid of them. An just when you think your safe, it flares up again.

WTF, he must have some pics of Holland in a balerina dress or something. I can't figure it out.

It could be the two Cups he won as the starting goaltender for the Wings. Just a guess. :dntknw:


That being said, his health is a major concern. But I'm guessing Holland made pretty damn sure about Ozzy's health before he offered him a contract.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:53 PM

Good point. Everyone's memory I guess is fuzzy. If the Wings didn't suck the last two games 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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#31 dirtydangles

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:55 PM

pretty disappointed... i mean, there might not be another chance to get a guy like nabby or emery for under 600,000. oh well, in holland we trust...i guess.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


#32 Krayzie_Bone

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

Make it a two way deal and sign Conklin.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:00 PM

Fixed it for you.

True, but they didn't have to play those games if they didn't get the series momentum stolen from them. I don't care if it sounds like conspiracy theories or whining, I know what I saw. Bad calls that allowed an inferior team to extend a series, and ultimately win by the slimmest of margins.

We don't get to call that one a championship, but I will always be satisfied knowing we were the better team and have found peace with that. Osgood unfortunately needed the actual credit more than just the victory of the soul.
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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 - 05:02 PM

I love Ozzie, but it was time. For 500k, I'm cool with this. Otherwise I am against, Ozzies been my favorite goalie forever but he hasn't played an NHL game since January and isn't getting any younger.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:06 PM

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The Red Wings have scheduled a conference call for Tuesday where they are expected to announce goaltender Chris Osgood will be back for another season.


Edited by CaliWingsNut, 18 July 2011 - 05:06 PM.

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#36 dragonballgtz

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

Fixed it for you.

Including Ozzie. On that breakaway goal he had such terrible position that you could tell just by the camera angels. I still don't and never will buy in that he was the Conn Smythe worthy during that run.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

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


Although I am not saying I think he's going to win it, the previous two years mean nothing in this years consideration. That was a silly question.

What kind of color is red? Red is a warning, a declaration, a color that says I'm ready to do what it takes. Red is focused and driven because red doesn't like second place. So what kind of color is red? Their kind.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

Including Ozzie. On that breakaway goal he had such terrible position that you could tell just by the camera angels. I still don't and never will buy in that he was the Conn Smythe worthy during that run.


Are you kidding me? So we should focus on the few isolated mistakes as opposed to the majority of his play which was nothing short of outstanding? He in many ways carried the team through the playoffs as we battled injuries throughout to our biggest stars. Even Lidstrom missed games! There was no way in hell anyone was going to win the Conn Smythe over him that year. Zetterberg finished the playoffs strong but was not a force throughout; and he was the only one close. Osgood's strong, consistent play was the highlight of that run. He had a great run in '08, better as far as stats are concerned I believe, but there's no question that he was a better overall goalie and a much bigger part of our success on the '09 run. It's a shame we couldn't pull it all off. Then we'd have another Cup and one less stupid argument.
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#39 Mors

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

Osgood should have been the bigger man here and retired...he's hardly played in 2 years, IMO this doesn't really help the team at all. I'd be more comfortable with Conklin.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:39 PM

Fixed it for you.


Osgood did not do well in game seven. He failed to position his stick correctly on the first goal and completely lost his angle on the second.





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