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#81 hockey23

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:45 AM

Conference call seems to indicate that there is no retirement. Also not having a contract doesn't equal not playing. A relationship like that could indicate a gentleman's agreement they will have a contract in place soon. At this point in my career, I would even consider not using the agent to save some money. What negotiating has to be done for a bare bones contract with a father like figure?

I definitely thought conference call = re-signing, but the Khan article seems legit. It's not just the agent quotes, because I agree it's possible the agent may not know/ be involved, Khan also says that the Wings plan to give Ozzie a job helping out the young goalies and that they plan to sign Conklin. It's much more detailed than St. James' article which basically just says Ozzie is coming back. If I had to bet on which one is correct, I'd take Khan's.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:48 AM

All I'm saying is he got the wins and the team wasn't any worse for his "poor play" which was primarily mid season.


As far as I can recall, he was poor from the start (Edit: yup; see this link for details). He got the wins, sure, but he got them primarily because the Wings had an enormously prolific offense. Conklin soundly outplayed him for most of the season.

Edited by Crymson, 19 July 2011 - 12:52 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:49 AM

Ozzie set to retire tomorrow
Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
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und bin im Wasser verbrannt
Im Wasser verbrannt

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:52 AM

Apparently Ozzie IS retiring now after all.

http://www.foxsports...622&feedID=3701

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:55 AM

At this point, I think the only thing to do is go to bed and find out tomorrow. I can't trust anyone right now.

I am trying to go to bed in the mindset I had earlier.
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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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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:55 AM

Ozzie will return
Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor
Helene St. James - Detroit Free Press

Ozzie will retire
Ansar Khan - MLive
Art Regner - Fox Sports Detroit Net
Chuck Pleiness - Macomb Daily

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:56 AM

Well this news went from exciting to a huge bummer real fast.

If so, thanks for everything Ozzie. You are easily my favorite goalie ever and we should all be thankful for his loyalty and dedication to the Red Wings organization. I've never seen a more under-appreciated athlete and all he did was win cups and play his heart out for this team.

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#88 Majsheppard

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:01 AM

Oh and this "source" stuff has been heard before. I don't buy it right now, not because it isn't possible. Because nothing seems to make sense here. Too much uncertainty, and could be just speculation at this point.

I guess it is best just to figure things out as they come.
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

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 19 July 2011 - 03:20 AM

Ozzie will return
Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor
Helene St. James - Detroit Free Press

Ozzie will retire
Ansar Khan - MLive
Art Regner - Fox Sports Detroit Net
Chuck Pleiness - Macomb Daily


The Helene St. James piece in the Free Press is several hours older than the 3 articles saying he will retire.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:31 AM

Let's flip a coin.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:57 AM

I'd like to see him come back for one more year on a minimum contract. I got pretty excited hearing he was returning but now there are articles saying that it IS a retirement. Idk, I thought they'd give him a press conference like Rafi got, rather than doing it via a conference call. I guess we all just sit here and wait to find out what's actually going on.

I'd personally like to see him come back for one last year.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:01 AM

Wow! With some people saying he's retiring and others saying he'll be back, this should make for an interesting conference call.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:14 AM

I definitely thought conference call = re-signing, but the Khan article seems legit. It's not just the agent quotes, because I agree it's possible the agent may not know/ be involved, Khan also says that the Wings plan to give Ozzie a job helping out the young goalies and that they plan to sign Conklin. It's much more detailed than St. James' article which basically just says Ozzie is coming back. If I had to bet on which one is correct, I'd take Khan's.


khan is usually spot on.

we'll see.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:22 AM

:lol: at a -2 for saying Osgood/Draper should retire and for Holland to spend money... Oh boo hoo, someone says my little Ozzie should retire... Do you think he should play until he is 70? He is too injured, do you want a back-up that'll win for you in the playoffs? I never said they suck, but just that its over, they should retire and Holland should spend the money elsewhere, but again, some folks just think the "old Wings" should stay here and never retire and if you say something different, they'll neg you.

I hope this conference is to announce his retirement. The Wings need to acquire Nabokov to really push Jimmy to the next level, Osgood cannot do that.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:28 AM

Let's flip a coin.


let's filp a koi.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:57 AM

the freep has him retiring now too, but staying within the organization:

http://www.freep.com...altender-retire

Edited by kook_10, 19 July 2011 - 05:58 AM.


works every time


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

so he's retiring now?

what a pleasant surprise to start the morning. definitely put a spring in my step. the sun's shining a bit brighter, the birds chirping a bit louder.

what a great day.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:45 AM

I'm honestly surprised that he's retiring via a conference call -- shocked, really -- even if he is taking up a position within the organization. Perhaps this was Osgood's personal choice as I'm sure a press conference in the Olympia Room and a retirement forthcoming at least a year before the player wants to reach that point is going to be extremely emotional.

Thanks for the memories, Ozzie. It was a helluva ride.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:57 AM

I was thinking about this for awhile last night and would the Wings have a press conference to announce Osgood resigning for less than a mil? That doesn't seem like big enough news to necessitate a press conference.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:57 AM

so he's retiring now?

what a pleasant surprise to start the morning. definitely put a spring in my step. the sun's shining a bit brighter, the birds chirping a bit louder.

what a great day.

You can be happy the organization is moving on with perhaps a healthier option, if that is indeed what is truly happening, without being a d**khead.





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