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#41 R-Dizzle


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

Sucks I never got to see him play in person. I gotta get to a game this year and see Nick play before he retires as well.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

Thank you for all the memories Ozzie.
You were my first hockey hero growing up and although i'm an adult, I still look up to you. As usual, you put the team before yourself and chose to end your HHOF career at a time that was not only appropriate for you, but most appropriate for the Detroit Red Wings. I'm not sure what the future holds for you, but know you are a Red Wing for life. I will make sure my kids know of the Great Wizard of Oz, how you could bring the Joe to a roar with every save, and how you knocked that POS Roy ON HIS ASS!
Enjoy your retirement Ozzie, you deserve it!

Edit: reading my post brings a tear to my eye. We will miss you Ozzie.

Edited by Ozzie30, 19 July 2011 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:00 PM

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.


Thank you so much for everything, Ozzie. We owe a lot to you and you will be missed. :clap:


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:45 PM

Sucks I never got to see him play in person. I gotta get to a game this year and see Nick play before he retires as well.

I was there for what should have been #400. That's okay, though.

Happy to have seen him play. My fiancee's YL Ozzie CCM will have to get special treatment now, haha.


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:03 PM

I actually remember that game on UPN 50 that RedWings TV showed in Ozzie debut. We were in need of a young goalie at the time, and Chevy was for the most part on his way out as our Goaltender and Reindeau was a joke in the first place, so in comes this "baby face goalie" and 20+ years later Ozzie is hanging them up.

As I sit here in my office typing this, I look around at all the Stanley Cup Championship newspapers and autographs that I have and none and I mean NONE of this would have been possible without this guy in net. Sure, Vernie won 1997, and Dom in 2002 but whenever the Wings needed a win, Ozzie always steped up to the plate. I gave this guy soooo much s*** throughout his career and he always made me eat crow.

I sure hope that Ozzie realizes how much the fans of the Detroit RedWings love him and I will miss him not being in net, but I will never forget the memories this "baby faced" goalie gave me as a Wings fan.

If Ozzie is not in the Hall of Fame soon, than the NHL has failed. Thanks again Ozzie! You deserve it!!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:22 PM

Have to give the Oz man love.
Glad to see he is staying on with The Wings in a mentoring capacity.

::A tribute to my friend Steve Shoen:: - I'm going to miss you forever.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

If Ozzie is not in the Hall of Fame soon, than the NHL has failed. Thanks again Ozzie! You deserve it!!

^-- This. :clap:

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

Well Done Ozzie! I dont care what anyone says, you are hall of fame... the numbers speak... enjoy your retirement..

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:57 PM

I've liked Ozzie's personality but I don't understand everyone jumping over the media on their opinions on Osgood. After all, that is what they are paid to do is give opinions on these types of events


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

I grew up watching the wings starting in like '94 and now pretty much everyone is gone. I am blessed to be able to see the talent go through the organization and experience some cup wins. I will always be an Osgood fan, and I hope to see him in the Hall of Fame in the future. He deserves it.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for the memories Ozzie. I became a hockey fan in 94' and I have always rooted for Ozzie even when he was with the NYI and Blues. I remember being at BW3s (now Buffalo Wild Wings) while I was going to school at BGSU when Ozzie and Roy faced off. The whole place went nuts. And of course I remember watching the game when he scored that goal against the Isles. Glad that he is staying with the Wing's organization.

Edited by Vladiator, 19 July 2011 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:23 PM

I felt a range of emotions concerning Osgood throughout his career; joy, anger, sadness,hope-he was the hockey equivalent of the women I've known in my life.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:26 AM

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.

Indeed. As Agatha Christie would have said "And then there were three"
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:16 AM

Thank you Chris for taking a s***load of crap for so many years and still being able to perform at the highest level and smile about it! It takes more than a man and a simple goalie to do that.

You will always be the rightful owner of the 2009 Conn Smythe Trophy no matter how hard Malkin's name is engraved on it.

Finally Bedard gets fulltime help with the mentalics of the Wings' young goalies, no man is more suited to that job than Osgood! Here's to Osgood fixing McCollum's mental problem and make him chase Osgood's legacy.

Should have been one more year rectifying the last two seasons and going out with a Stanley Cup bang, but the decision has been made - - happy retirement and enjoy the family time!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:01 AM

I'll never forget all the great memories, and everything he did for Red Wings hockey. Definitely gonna miss the guy. I'm only 26, but I start feeling old when all of my favorite players start dropping like flies to retirement.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:17 AM

Thanks for everything, Ozzie.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

Grew up watching this guy, I have a poster if him on my wall. His style was always so unique, fit in in Detroit perfectly, not just the team but the city. Everyone giving him s*** one day and praising him the next. He will always be one of my top 5 favorite Red Wings. Good luck to you Oz, thanks for everything.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

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!

Thank You #30! :cool:

And he scored a goal too!

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