Is he as good as or better than Sawchuck?
This is a valid question, and one I've been pondering since discussion came up about this.
If it is agreed that Osgood is better, then he belongs up with Terry. If not, I really don't think so.
I can't come to a good conclusion. The eras were different. Terry played with no back-up and through all sorts of pain and injuries and troubles. Terry's life was tragic, as was his death.
All of this makes it hard to have an objective comparison as to which is better, and if Ozzie belongs there.
My heart says yes. My head says no. My stomach says go cook some spaghetti.
Are you guys joking?
Sawchuk is one of the 5 greatest goalies of all time. Osgood isn't even close to being as good as him. Whether Ozzie should be in the rafters has nothing to do with Sawchuk. You guys talk about Sawchuk as if he's just another solid goalie.
I say if Red Kelly isn't in the rafters, then Ozzie shouldn't be either. Same with Fedorov. Both those players were better Wings than Osgood, and neither will likely get a banner.