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#2199192 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 19 July 2011 - 12:01 AM

Hats off to a tremendous career, my favorite goalie in the NHL. 400 wins speaks for itself, gonna miss Ozzie if it is indeed true, but it was time. His heart wanted to play but the body just couldn't anymore. Probably gonna be an emotional week if Drapes retires too :(

#2199144 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 July 2011 - 07:58 PM

I sure hope it is retirement....Does Holland really think Osgood is the best back up option? I guess Nabokov isn't worth Hudler to him....or is it the Isle's dont want Hudler?

edit: I am a huge history buff, but damn I am growing tired of nostalgia on this team...Draper, Osgood, it's time to go, hang them up, retire! SPEND THE MONEY HOLLAND! TRADE HUDLER!

#2199139 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by HockeyCrazy3033 on 18 July 2011 - 07:32 PM

How can anyone possibly complain if indeed he is returning for one more season? After all his years and loyalty to the Red Wings, he deserves to get one more year. If he really didn't feel like he couldn't play anymore or that his injury was THAT bad he wouldn't play. I trust his and Holland's decision and am extremely happy if he re-signs for another year. Couldn't ask for a better or more reliable back up.

#2199135 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 07:09 PM

Osgood did not do well in game seven. He failed to position his stick correctly on the first goal and completely lost his angle on the second.

We also only scored 1 goal. Last I checked, giving up 2 goals isn't exactly evidence for "not playing well" Usually the 1-2 goal range is what we ideally want out of a goalie in a realistic world to "give the team a chance to win." He wasn't perfect and you could say it wasn't his best game, but it's a stretch to say he didn't play well. He wasn't the only one who dropped the ball on the plays either.

The bottom line with that run was that our stars were too beat up to push us over the top. A 2-1 loss with a battered lineup is a tough loss to swallow on so many levels and it's easy to look at the goalie when they don't pull out the shutout or the 1 goal effort...but Osgood didn't exactly pull a Luongo either. What happened with Luongo this year was truly "not playing well" in game 7.

#2199127 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Guest on 18 July 2011 - 06:52 PM

awful news.

#2197782 Caps trying to trade Semin?

Posted by Bannedforlife on 11 July 2011 - 04:18 AM

to me

Hudler,1st rounder and another pick should do , i wouldnt mind maybe giving up something like Miller or Eaves,Kindl,1st rounder a later pick and a conditional pick i think now that Hudler has gotten back into the NHL form he is going to surprise everyone next season

Holland wasn't able to GIVE Hudler away at the draft, and now you think the Caps will trade us Alexander Semin if we add a couple of picks? LOL Do me a favor, go ahead and hold your breath until that happens.

#2197902 Wings re-sign MacDonald to 2 year contract

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 11 July 2011 - 02:54 PM

Just say no to Osgood.

#2197755 Ranking NHL Broadcasters

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 10 July 2011 - 07:44 PM

Our announcers suck, get over it.

#2197711 Arbitration Hearing Dates

Posted by RusDRW on 10 July 2011 - 02:59 PM

why should we care? None of these will play for the Red Wings next season and I think most of them will be signed by those dates. Especially, Parise and Weber.

#2197241 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by hockey23 on 08 July 2011 - 01:25 AM

The reaction to E's contract was very similar to the reaction of Datsyuk's, and we all know how that turned out. If you want a good laugh, I dug up some reactions when Datsyuk signed in '07...

I still can't believe it.

Luongo 6.5 million.
Datsyuk 6.7 million.

Which would you rather have?

Holland is an idiot. Not only has he just absolutely _BRICKED_ Detroit's salary structure for the next 7 years but he's probably pissed of Zetterberg who signed a super low contract two seasons ago.

7 yr deal for $45 Mill............. DISGUSTING

I love Datysuk, but thats gotta be one of the most pathetic contracts every given out.

It's not even that Datsyuk's unproven - he is a proven choker. Giving him this contract is like...giving Dan Cloutier a $6 million extension before he plays a single game for you

one of the most ridiculous contracts I've ever seen !

Wow, what a horrible deal for the Wings. I wouldn't give him four million a year. He's extremely soft and his play in the playoffs is horrendous.

I still can't understand the stupidity of Ken Holland; I mean I can understand it if he gives 6.5m+ for a short term 2yr deal with the player sacrificing stability for money. And getting him to sign a 7 year deal didn't even get him a discount like 5m or something.

What the hell was he negotiating all this time? What cake to order for dessert after meetings?

#2196955 Members photos

Posted by Guest on 06 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

It's kind of an accepted risk that one takes when one posts one's photo on the internet.

People will make rude comments, photoshop, or change things in an effort to be humourous. It's too bad that this includes photos posted amongst fellow fans.

Such things are best saved for friends in a less public setting or with their pre-approval. I'm assuming it was just an error in judgment,

Nope, it wasn't an error in judgment. I think it's you guys who are blowing it out of proportion.

#2196295 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Buppy on 04 July 2011 - 10:27 PM

That was as clear and concise as it can be... Regarding Hollands lack of planning. Pavs will be back. We will pay him what he wants. Z is another probable lifer although I think Pavs is a better chance as a lifer.

What is bad is that Ken is doing this pick and choose crap with prospects and draft picks. If I was 22 and just won a championship in little league I would expect to be rolled out into the big leagues. Jurco is getting screwed and will want to leave if he watches his ex team mates scoring in the pros.

Maybe Im a different breed but when I buy something, I buy it because I plan to use it. Holland is stuck in the 90s with no cap and just see who looks good after we throw good money after bad.

Ill be rooting for the team come October, I just wont be happy about whos wearing a sweater as well as what our team will look like 3-4 years from now.

It seems you're just determined to hate Holland, so I don't know why I'm wasting my time, and I hate to derail the thread...

You can't really 'plan' to be this good for this long, especially with the veteran-heavy strategy that's been so successful. Low draft picks mean few top prospects. Older players mean fewer trade assets. Plus normal FA attrition. Plus losing Konstantinov and Fischer...

It is nothing short of remarkable that we have remained a legit Cup contender every year of Holland's tenure. No other team in the league has even made the playoffs every year. Many haven't been a contender even one year. While of course much of that success is due to Nick, Pav, and Hank, much is also due to Holland carefully planning for both the present and the future at the same time.

We are still a good team as we are. Good enough to win a Cup if we get hot at the right time. The Sharks got better on defense, but worse at forward. Vancouver and Chicago both lost a good defenseman without really replacing them. LA looks a lot better but they started behind us and we still have to see how they'll gel. Columbus got better but so what. Nashville is worse on defense and still doesn't have an offense. In the East Washington looks good, but still have that choker label to shed. Boston is about the same, Philly looks worse, TB still has work to do but doesn't look like they'll be any better, and Pittsburgh with a healthy Crosby may be the best team right now, assuming he doesn't disrupt the effort/chemistry they found without him. In short, I don't see any team that we aren't capable of beating. I'd say right now we're just outside the group of top contenders, and a bit ahead of the dark-horse range.

In short, we are not in a position that we need to dismantle anything, or make desperate moves now just because it seems like a good idea or because 'well, we need to do something'.

My point on Pav and Hank had nothing to do with them leaving as FAs. Pav is 33, we have maybe 3-5 years at most with him as a dominant player. Hank not much, if any, longer. It takes time for prospects to develop. Even if Jurco (who is 18 by the way) joined the team this year, and is a star in the making, he still might not be ready to take over for Pav in 3 years. Pulu and Jarnkrok are still in Europe. It's not a matter of 'picking and choosing' prospects, whatever that is even supposed to mean. It's that we don't have top 5 picks that are NHL ready on draft day. We draft guys that have a lot of upside, but also need a lot of development before they can play at this level. Pav and Hank both spent 3 years in Europe after we drafted them. Mule might have come straight over if not for the lockout, but he was also 24 when we drafted him. Guys make the team when they're ready (Helm and the stacked '09 team notwithstanding).

This isn't a game where we can just do anything we want. Other teams aren't going to trade for our s*** just because we offer them a lot of it. And there are very few sure bets that even might be available. Yandle looks great, but he could also stagnate or even regress. Even Doughty isn't a sure thing. Making short-sighted moves now may pay off, or may leave us in the same situation but with fewer options.

We have a good team. We have good enough pieces that it won't be the end of the world, even if Nick retires and we don't get an all-star to replace him. We have options at the deadline. We have another summer of free agency. We do not need to make a rash decision. If a good trade is there, great. If not, we need to be patient. Yeah, it sucks that none of the better defensemen made it to free agency. Sucks that the Sharks had the right parts to land Burns. But that does not mean we need to make dumb moves.

#2194215 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 01 July 2011 - 02:12 PM


#2194174 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Reds4Life on 01 July 2011 - 02:07 PM


I guess Holland started drinking again.

Wings need top4 defenseman, with Ericsson being the 5th one and Kindl and Smith playing for the 6/7th spot. Commodore is slow, washed-up player.

WTF is going on in Detroit today. This is absolutely USELESS signing. It brings nothing to the team.

Top6 forward and top4 defenseman are needed. Not this crap.

#2193886 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

Every team is making waves and Holland is DOING NOTHING!!!!

I have never been more disappointed in my life! Who is left on D? Barker, babchuk, Kaberle....

Holland BETTER have something going on because Lidstrom will miss the playoffs for the first time in his career with hat LITTLE Holland has done today....

Draft sucked and so far July 1 has sucked...I hope that if Holland continues this type of day, you all realize he needs to be fired!

About the only thing now to make up for this total lack of..well, ANYTHING on this day (when he said they are going to be MAJOR players on July 1st quote unquote) is trade Hudler and somehow land Richards or Stamkos...