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#121 drwscc

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:39 AM

Ozzie, you got the heart of a lion, baby!

That still gives me chills.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:39 AM

I love the fact Ozzys agent found out about the conference like everyone else lol. Kind of a funny situation, I also loved how Ozzy just texted him "meeting with Kenny". If he's done it'll be sad to see him go, anyone who doesnt agree the mans an absolute Icon in goal is ridiculous.


Edit: Also super stoked about him developing our young goalies, I cant think of a better guy to do this, his calm would be great for that position.

Edited by 13dangledangle, 19 July 2011 - 09:41 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:47 AM

Is this going to be streaming anywhere?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:49 AM

Is this going to be streaming anywhere?

Not much to see except the news people listening to the phone conference. I'd like to hear it but will have to wait since I don't have speakers on my work computer.

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"If I could sum up my career in Detroit, I was a perfect goalie for the team at the perfect time. I just wanted to be a Red Wing, that's it." Chris Osgood, July 19, 2011

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:50 AM

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?


So much this. HoF goalie for me. He has the stats and the rings. Wonder what the +/- will be on the "I could play goal for those Wings teams" comments.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

I just read that piece of tripe from Puck Daddy...he says Ozzie's career isn't "Hall worthy".

Excuse me, but three Cups, a Jennings, and 400 career wins isn't "Hall worthy"???? What planet are you living on???
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

This is odd to me that they're doing a conference call and not a presser for this...

I'm guessing both Osgood, and Holland are in their respective off-season homes in BC - hence the conference call.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

I'm guessing both Osgood, and Holland are in their respective off-season homes in BC - hence the conference call.

I can see the reasoning, also with the fact that Ozzie is a soft spoken guy and never really seemed to be a "spotlight on me" kinda guy, so it makes sense in that respect, but it's still odd to me for such a storied career to end in such a fashion...

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.


#129 Kira

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:06 AM

Well, you know Ozzie...never one to be flashy or obvious.

So how long after the word comes down do you think it will take for Ken Holland to have Ty Conklin under contract? I give it two hours at the most.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:06 AM

Maybe he didn't want to boo-hoo-cry in front of the cameras.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

Love Ozzie,but he(&Ken)made a right decision.Thank you #30 :thumbup:


btw could they somehow announce Hudler trade on the same call as well :ph34r:

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:14 AM

Maybe he didn't want to boo-hoo-cry in front of the camera.


That sounded rather snarky. I prefer to think that it's because he is at his summer place and didn't want to take away from family time to make a big fuss. He's always been a quiet soul.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

So much this. HoF goalie for me. He has the stats and the rings. Wonder what the +/- will be on the "I could play goal for those Wings teams" comments.


Ryan Lambert's probably gone through at least five changes of shorts since hearing the news. That idiot has such a ridiculous hate-on for Osgood, it's embarrassing. Especially since he's a Puck Daddy blogger.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

:( He never got to 403 like he wanted, but I think it was time he hung em up...
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:17 AM


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

I'm bummed... In addition to being a good goalie, his sense of humor sill be sorely missed.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:22 AM

That sounded rather snarky. I prefer to think that it's because he is at his summer place and didn't want to take away from family time to make a big fuss. He's always been a quiet soul.


Semi-snarky. I love Ozzie, but I would bet he would be a blubbering mess at a retirement press conference.

works every time


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:26 AM

Put number 30 in the rafters, the guy deserves it. After all the criticism he gets, he os still one of the few guys with 400 wins.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:31 AM

As much as anyone ever was, Chris Osgood is The Consummate Red Wing. Anyone that can remember all the time he put in with this organization, through the highs and lows, especially winning Cups, and especially after being dumped and coming back undeterred and winning another, knows what this guy means to the Winged Wheel. Farewell and bon voyage, old buddy.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:31 AM

Semi-snarky. I love Ozzie, but I would bet he would be a blubbering mess at a retirement press conference.


i bet he short-circuits the telephone.

:) :(

thanks for the memories.
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