Not only does it not hurt now, it will never hurt again. I have taken the liberty (through magical means, the explanation of which does not concern you) of removing your elbows altogether. Your arms now end at your shoulders. I thought of putting your fingers there, but they looked funny, so I stuck your wrists on your boobs and your fingers reach out the front of your shirt.
1. Osgood is not frustrated. He has been a great mentor to Howard and the team has been taking note.
2. Osgood commented on the fact that both him and Howard didn't have a chance to start for a good month (Howard in November, Osgood in February) and it seems like that has been dealt with fine
3. Osgood will get more playing time next year because the team will most likely be healthy the majority of the year and wins won't be as hard to get as this year. Considering the team is 7-2 since the Olympic break (with Howard not playing like he did in February) I think they will be in good shape next year.
4. Howard still needs a mentor to get him through his sophomore year so he doesn't become the next Steve Mason or Dan Ellis. Plus he is a clutch playoff goaltender, and if Howard does bad this post-season or next Osgood would be the best backup available.
In short, he stays.
This! This! A thousand times: THIS!
The ideal goaltending situation is not to have a good goalie. The ideal goaltending situation is to have two good goalies at a very low price. We have the ideal goaltending situation.
Do you people (the trade/resign/demote Ozzie people) really think that the last 2 playoff runs are not reason alone to keep him? He's not a regular season player, for some reason. He gets it done in the playoffs. If Howard breaks down or is injured, Ozzie will calmly step up to the plate (so to speak) and deliver. If Howard does well, Ozzie will be there guiding him along, helping him, and providing support and advise.
You can't get that level of play in the playoffs, along with that kind of experience and that kind of mentoring, for much cheaper than we have Ozzie for.
Missed most of the game, just caught the last few minutes of the 3rd and OT. Great win!!!
Anyone want to sum up how Detroit played the wole game for me??
Game summary: WOOHOO WOOHOO!!!!! Come on, guys, don't let up. CRAP! That was lame... CRAP AGAIN!!! Get with the program, boys, you need this one. Not good. Wake up, guys. We're not gonna score again. Almost! (repeat ad nauseum) Looking alive, just can't finish. Oh, crap- OT RAFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He has two countries (Sweden and Red Wing Nation) to tell to go... well, you know.
I still love the guy except when he's playing against Detroit. Hopefully we won't face him in the playoffs (positive thinking!) so I don't have to root against him, but I will if I have to. My allegiance is still to the Winged Wheel.
We sure could have used him this year with all of the injuries, that's for sure, but I doubt Kenny sat down and figured those in last summer when he was crunching numbers.