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#2014220 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 12 July 2010 - 08:06 PM

As for the whole Osgood/Babcock and getting treated unfairly or whatever, it wouldn't surprise me, but nobody knows what's going on behind closed doors so life could be peachy neat between the two of them for all we know.

As for this past season, sure I would've like to have seen Osgood play more, but given the situation - Howard doing very little to justify getting benched on a consistent basis after Osgood went down with the flu or injury or whatever in December and the Wings having the unusual part of fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot, Howard was going to be the guy unless he absolutely s**t the bed. Sure he did it here and there and for a game or two in the playoffs, but you can pretty much put any goalie on a list who does that from time to time, even the great ones like Hasek or Roy etc.

It wouldn't been great to see Osgood play a bit more, but the handling of goalies and what not was not the end of all end things that cost the Red Wings this season or the playoffs, it didn't really play much of a factor as some might want to believe.

I'd love to see Osgood play for a few more seasons.

#2014152 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Vladifan on 12 July 2010 - 05:23 PM

Osgood will be turning 38 this November and his contract is up after this season, so it is no surprise that people are already speculating that he will retire. I don't remember reading anywhere about Ozzie himself mentioning retirement, but he really doesn't have anything else to prove, other than perhaps wanting to win another cup before he retires. I hope he earns more playing time this season, he has a realistic shot at passing Grant Fuhr and Glenn Hall on the all-time wins list, and if he splits the starts pretty evenly with Howard, he may even catch Tony Esposito, pretty much guaranteeing himself a place in the HHOF.

Only thing I'd change in this statement is I hope he's given more playing time this season. Can't earn anything till he gets a chance to prove himself. Again.

#2014146 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by mackel on 12 July 2010 - 04:54 PM

Osgood is a Legend.

This is a joke right? Because I laughed out loud when I read it.

#2014139 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by eva unit zero on 12 July 2010 - 04:05 PM

What's also forgotten in discussions about Osgood?

Only 8 goalies have played more playoff games, and only 7 have won more. Of the seven goalies who have won more, there are 25 Cup rings, 24 earned as starter of the last 30 Cups, and 5 Conn Smythe trophies of the 9 awarded to goalies in that time frame.

No other goaltender during that time frame has come even close to those kinds of numbers. If Osgood plays a couple more seasons and gets playoff time, he passes Vernon (77), Dryden (80), perhaps even Belfour (88), Smith (88), and Fuhr (92) in playoff wins.

The active top-10 list?

Osgood (74)
Nabokov (40)
Khabibulin (39)
Fleury (38)
Giguere (33)
Kiprusoff (25)
Ward (23)
Miller (22)
Lalime (21)
Turco (21)

Fleury, Ward, and Miller are the only ones with a realistic chance of matching Osgood by the same age.

Osgood has 74 wins at 37.
Fleury, 25, would have to average 3 wins per postseason.
Ward, 26, would have to average 4.5 wins per postseason.
Miller, 29, would have to average 6.5 wins per postseason.
Khabibulin, 37, would have to win 35 games this postseason...
Those three and Khabibulin are the only starters on the list, and Khabi is as old as Ozzie and playing for a non-playoff team. And it's likely that none of them will do it. Fleury has the best chance; he might do it or come close. The other two have to average a second round appearance over the remaining time.

#2014680 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by esteef on 13 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

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#2014413 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 13 July 2010 - 09:05 AM


Mike Modano likely seeks better deal

Detroit --It's about the money. It's always about the money.

If the money were right, Mike Modano would've already signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings. The money, obviously, isn't right, but the money isn't going to change, either.

"We made an offer, we made our pitch," Wings general manager Ken Holland said Monday. "But this being a cap world, we've made lots of commitments. We don't have a lot of wiggle room."

Therefore, he has about $3 million left. Restricted free agents Derek Meech (who could be signed this week), Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are going to get a piece of that $3 million.

Looking more and more like Mike won't be a Wing. :thumbup:

#2014431 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 13 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

That's pure speculation. We have no idea what Modano is thinking.

If we trade/waive Miller, Helm/Abds resign at $950k/$850k, sign Modano at $1 million and someone on defense for $1 million, we'll have about $550k in space.

But doesn't it make you wish Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Bertuzzi would have taken just a little bit less?

Lidstrom yes, I said all along I wanted him at $5 mil. Holmstrom's deal was spot on, Bert's a TAD too much, but overall not bad.

#2014060 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Ram on 12 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

Ozzie will always have a special spot here in Detroit after his years of ups and downs. It is too bad the repeat did not happen in '09, I think he would've gone after that. Also still think he could've been Conn Smythe in '08 (not taking anything away from Z, just saying). I am glad that he can call Detroit his home after years of question and struggle.

#2014053 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by wingnut40 on 12 July 2010 - 01:12 PM

No. :( He needs more Cups. At least 1 or 2...and it makes it worse because if we had won it in 09 I think he would have gotten the Conn Smythe. He still hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves IMO, and he can't retire until he does.

#2014030 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Kcjacoby on 12 July 2010 - 12:43 PM

Osgood is a Legend.

A legend with problems.

#2014025 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Winged_Wheeler on 12 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

Osgood is a Legend.

#2014001 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Opie on 12 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

Let him get 400 first please!

#2013986 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by WizardOfOz30 on 12 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

It's good to hear we've got someone just about ready to come up, hopefully he'll work hard and make it.

As for Ozzie, it doesn't surprise me he plans on retiring. I just hope that Babcock treats him better this season and actually lets him play in some more games. I think he wants to stick around here after he retires so maybe he'll help mentor the young guys.

#2013659 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

This is really important. Gats didn't play in game 4 due to flue... Remeber result? 6:3. Then he is back and we look bad. Who is the major reason for that? His line of Perry and Selanne (sometimes Ebbet or Ryan) or Getzlaf himself? Getzlaf was playing againgt the Red Wings and he lost.

If you have a line with your two best pure scorers and your best playmaker and you then remove the playmaker, the snipers will really have a lot more difficulty in scoring. It's basic logic.

PS Don't get me wrong I love to death our centers, Zetter and Dats... There are no players in this league I would trade any of them (yeas, Crosby included).... except for R. Getzlaf.

Great. You're very much entitled to your own opinion. Also important is the awareness and acceptance of the fact that others may not agree with it.

PPS A guy who CAN TAKE OVER THE GAME? And there is only one in this league now.

And who is that? It's not Getzlaf, right?

#2013880 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Guest on 11 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

That sentence coming from you is prettyf****** hilarious.

Ow. You're hurting me so badly, baby.