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Thank You Chris Osgood!


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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

What a great 14 years with the Red Wings! We will always remember you! Not a bad career... 400+ wins, 3 stanley cups... A future HOFer in my book!

Good Luck in your retirement, you earned it!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

Hopefully they will have a Chris Osgood night at the Joe or something, he deserves to go out in style

Thanks Ozzie

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

I just wish the media would cut him a break and honor him like he deserves.


He deserves a lot more than some hockey fans and writers would give him.

Puck Daddy decided to take this opportunity to slight him and call him overrated and unworthy of HoF talk. The moment he is retiring is when he chooses to write about this.

Osgood gave me many of the best moments of my life. He always acted classy, he remains the only Red Wing that signed my stuff without hassle or cost. He played his best when they needed it most, and I cannot say a single thing bad about him legitimately after his being around for 16 years.

Thank you, I hope you get what you deserve in terms of Honor.
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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 - 11:28 AM

Even though the 2011-12 Wings may be better off with a healthy back up goalie I have to admit this is upsetting. Some times you take for granted these players and what they accomplish. He was a massive part of the success the Wings organization achieved over the last 20 odd years and he deserves far more credit than he'll probably ever get.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:31 AM

Thankyou Ozzie

For kicking Roy's ass
For making it look so easy in 2008
For putting a worn-out, broken-down, beaten-up team on your back and taking them *this* close to another cup in 2009.

Such a shame that the last 2 years ended up the way they did but after 400 wins and 3 cups I don't think you can complain.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

I also want to say how much we will need to thank him in the future, as a new amateur goaltender development director/scout he will have a profound effect on the development of our future between the pipes.

We HAVE to be excited about that. Osgood, more than anyone, knows how to be mature and cool under the highest scrutiny, and knows how to tweak your game even to the point of reinvention. He will be excellent in said position.
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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 - 11:32 AM




Osgood was a great member of the Wings and a hell of a Hockey player. Its unfair the reputation he has gotten in certain circles of the media and fans.


Thanks for all the hard work, Ozzie! Always one of my favorites. You will be missed.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:33 AM

He should be Hall of Fame bound. Thanks Ozzy and good luck.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:33 AM

Even though the 2011-12 Wings may be better off with a healthy back up goalie I have to admit this is upsetting. Some times you take for granted these players and what they accomplish. He was a massive part of the success the Wings organization achieved over the last 20 odd years and he deserves far more credit than he'll probably ever get.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:39 AM

Nice tribute video from Red Wings TV:

http://video.redwing...id=-6&id=121007
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

I wrote these words in another thread but they are just right for some reason

Look to the stars
Soak up the sun
Walk with angels

Thanks Chris...whatever happens, remember, prophets and artists are never appreciated in their own time.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for scoring a goal, Thanks for every single one of those 401 wins, thanks for hoisting 2 stanley cups and backing vernon for another, thanks for fighting Roy, thanks for holding strong and nearly getting a 4th cup and probably a Conn Smythe. Great Career, you always made watching games as a little kid that much more exciting.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:49 AM

Thanks Ozzie! Excellent career, I'm proud to call you one of my all-time favorite Red Wings. You're right up there with Yzerman, McCarty, and Holmstrom.

We've seen some great players retire over the last few years, but I think this is the biggest one since Yzerman. It's an end of an era for us Red Wings fans.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

Ozzie, you are the single reason why I ended up a Red Wings fan. Can't thank ya enough.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

"We went home, he said 'I want you to be a goalie.' It ended up that it's turned out alright." No Ozzie, it turned out more than alright. It turned out great. Thanks for being so clutch, so sweet, and so funny.

I'm really going to miss all those "Ozz-ie! Ozz-ie!" chants as well as "The Great Oz has spoken" and all the other things they did. He was a huge part of this team and I'm really gonna miss him... :( :( :(
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

I just wish the media would cut him a break and honor him like he deserves.


He deserves a lot more than some hockey fans and writers would give him.

Puck Daddy decided to take this opportunity to slight him and call him overrated and unworthy of HoF talk. The moment he is retiring is when he chooses to write about this.

Osgood gave me many of the best moments of my life. He always acted classy, he remains the only Red Wing that signed my stuff without hassle or cost. He played his best when they needed it most, and I cannot say a single thing bad about him legitimately after his being around for 16 years.

Thank you, I hope you get what you deserve in terms of Honor.

It's to bad those morons can't realize the 3rd best big game goalie of the last 25 years is calling it a career.

1) Roy
2) Brodeur
3) Osgood
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

I think the ending of an era will really kick in when two others retire...Nick and Homer. I'm not looking forward to that, I can tell you.

I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone can think he won't hit the Hall. I mean, come on, three Cups, a Jennings, 400 wins, one of the few goalies to ever score himself, and if I remember right, a better save percentage than Brodeur, and he won't be in the Hall??? I don't know what that idiot Puck Daddy is smoking, but keep it the hell away from me.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

Great career coming to an end. I feel that the HOF argument will be a major one, but I think his numbers - especially in the playoffs - speak for themselves.

Thanks for all the years, Ozzie.

Here's hoping we hear an Oz-zie chant opening night.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for the memories ozzie!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:05 PM

We might hear one at camp in Traverse City...you never know.
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