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#21 WingZNut13

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

Thanks for the memories Ozzie! Your talent and heart will surely be missed!
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:14 PM

Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie!



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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

Thanks for the memories Ozzie! Great memories of watching him when I was younger.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:25 PM

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.
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Have I missed Draper's retirement?? :blink:
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#26 Majsheppard

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

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



Call me crazy, but I would put Brodeur and Osgood before Roy.

Roy was not as talented as Osgood, nor did he win the big games as much. He was much bigger, and had a bigger profile in net. I am not going to hijack the thread, but I respect Osgood way more. Shocker there, huh?
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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 - 12:42 PM

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


aaaaaaaand scene!

we got a lotta fresh faced homers auditioning for this part, but you kid.... yer somethin SPECIAL!

#28 Alexey913

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:46 PM

Nice tribute video from Red Wings TV:

http://video.redwing...id=-6&id=121007

I get goosebumps watching this.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:48 PM

This sucks. You know the day is coming, but it always seems to sneak up on you. I have some mad Ozzie love, and I'm going to miss him a LOT. First game I go to next season, I'm getting the Ozzie chant started, just as a salute.
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#30 Kira

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

Have I missed Draper's retirement?? :blink:



Oh no, he's still here. :) But you have to admit that when Nick and Homer are gone, we will truly be at the end of an era.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

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.


This. His physical skills were pretty average by NHL standards, but he had great success because he really has the perfect temperment for a professional goalie. His good head for the game and heart got him from average to 400.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

Amazing that there's even a debate if Ozzie is HOF worthy, considering the Hockey HOF is the easiest one to get into (not that Ozzie and his 400 wins, 3 cup rings, and playoff numbers need any help).
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:40 PM

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.

This could turn out to be huge for McCollum this year.
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#34 Majsheppard

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:00 PM

This. His physical skills were pretty average by NHL standards, but he had great success because he really has the perfect temperment for a professional goalie. His good head for the game and heart got him from average to 400.


Physical skills were great beyond average, except for size. His glove was the best I have ever seen. If he had some of the gifts other goaltenders had in addition to what he had, he would have had a hundred more wins.

This could turn out to be huge for McCollum this year.



No doubt, I actually think that this might be the only way McCollum would possibly rebound is if he learns how to be a stone. Osgood as a zen master is about the only thing that can make some broken goaltenders whole.
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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 - 02:04 PM


aaaaaaaand scene!

we got a lotta fresh faced homers auditioning for this part, but you kid.... yer somethin SPECIAL!

:blink: ok, I'm not sure if you agree with me or not, but I do like being called a kid and special :hehe:

Seriously if not, who would you have as ahead of Ozzie as a big game goalie in the last 25 years? Belfour or Hasek weren't as good as Ozzie in big games. Ozzie was cool, calm, collected, and clutch. His playoff numbers are excellent!
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#36 Majsheppard

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

Great numbers.
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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 19 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

Thank you Ozzie for the cups and the memories. It sucks it had to end this way, I really would've liked to see him play again, but once a goalies groin starts to go he's done. Glad to see he'll still be around the organization

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:12 PM

CHRIS OSGOOD IN NUMBERS:

0 :: Goalies left wearing the two-piece mask.
1 :: Goals scored. March 6th, 1996 in Hartford.
1 :: Fights. April 1, 1998 against Patrick Roy.

1 :: Trades. March 11, 2003, the Islanders traded Osgood and a 3rd Round Pick to St. Louis for Justin Papineau and a 2nd Round Pick.
2 :: All-Star Games Played. 1996 and 2008. A third, 1997, he was held out of due to injury.
2 :: William Jennings Trophies. 1996 with Mike Vernon and 2008 with Dominik Hasek.
2.49 :: Career goals against average, 24th best of all-time just ahead of Glenn Hall and Ed Belfour.
3 :: Stanley Cups. 1997, 1998, and 2008 — the latter two as the starting goaltender.
10 :: Years apart between Stanley Cup victories — the most since Terry Sawchuk went twelve between 1955 and 1967.
14 :: Tandemmates during tenure in Detroit: Tim Cheveldae, Ty Conklin, Bob Essensa, Dominik Hasek, Kevin Hodson, Jimmy Howard, Peter Ing, Manny Legace, Joey MacDonald, Norm Maracle, Bill Ranford, Vincent Riendeau, Mike Vernon, Ken Wregget
15 :: Playoff shutouts, fourth all-time; one behind Curtis Joseph and one ahead of Belfour, Hasek, and Jacques Plante.
24 :: Combined regular season and post-season assists.
54 :: Overall draft position in 1991, six behind Jamie McLennan.
56.3 :: Regular season winning percentage.
60.2 :: Post-season winning percentage.
74 :: Post-season victories, eighth all-time.
137 :: Penalty Minutes.
401 :: Regular season victories, tenth all-time; two behind Grant Fuhr for ninth, and six behind Glenn Hall for eighth.
2035 :: Combined regular season and post-season goals against.
19779 :: Shots kept out of nets.
CHRIS OSGOOD AGAINST THE WORLD

Calgary Flames :: Aside from Chicago, the team that defeated Osgood the most (15 losses).
Carolina Hurricanes :: The team he had the best goals against average against, 1.50 in 16 meetings.
Chicago Blackhawks :: The team he faced most, a total of 50 regular season times.
Colorado Avalanche :: The team he incurred the most penalty minutes against (21).
Columbus Blue Jackets :: Four overtime victories against Ozzie — the most of any team.
Dallas Stars :: Along with the Blackhawks, the Stars were the team beaten the most times by Osgood (28).
Detroit Red Wings :: In ten games against the team he played for most, he only won once (1-7-2).
Edmonton Oilers :: Played his final game on January 4th, 2011.
Florida Panthers :: Only beat Chris Osgood once.
Nashville Predators :: The team that scored the most power play goals (23) and shorthanded goals (5) against him.
New York Islanders :: The team he faced the fewest number of times (nine), one less than the Red Wings.
Phoenix Coyotes :: Six goals scored into empty nets that were once occupied by Osgood, the most of any team.
Pittsburgh Penguins :: Aside from the Red Wings, this is the team that scored most often against Osgood (3.12 GAA).
St. Louis Blues :: Six ties, the most of any team facing Osgood.
Tampa Bay Lightning :: Destroyed by Chris Osgood — a lifetime record of 17-0-0.
Toronto Maple Leafs :: Played his first game on October 15, 1993.
Washington Capitals :: Osgood’s lowest save percentage against any team (.879)


The bold shows why he should definitely be in the HOF

Edited by Majsheppard, 19 July 2011 - 02:16 PM.

"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 - 02:15 PM

Thank you Ozzie!!!! You've had a great career, thanks for all the great memories and for helping the Wings to 3 Stanley Cups. Enjoy retirement but I'm glad you're staying with the organization.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

Thank you Mr. OzGood !





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