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#2081723 12/19 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by digitaljohn88 on 19 December 2010 - 07:54 PM

I guess the team knew osgood doesn't stand a chance in the shootout so they put the cards on the table and went all in in the final minute of OT.

Yes, 10/20 career, absolutely no shot. I'll take the 50/50 any day over the s*** that just happened.

#2025449 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by digitaljohn88 on 12 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

This tandem will win the jennings. Osgood will obviously be good because he's clearly 'the backup' again. Howard will not have a sophomore slump because he's pretty much 100 years old. We should be more worried about his decline. :hehe:

#1976153 Put Ozzy in.

Posted by digitaljohn88 on 05 May 2010 - 12:26 AM

Howard is a physically and technically a better goalie than Osgood is right now.

But I do believe we'd be doing better had Osgood played more and gotten the start in the playoffs.

It's impossible to know that now though.

#1949805 Ozzy for game 4?

Posted by digitaljohn88 on 18 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

This is why people calling for Ozzy to start more than 1 game in the last few months weren't just blind Ozzy homers. It'd be nice to have the OPTION to go to him, but we really don't have that.

Howard should start game 4 anyway. If he sucks and we lose, I'd go to Ozzy for game 5. Not that it would really matter after that.

#1917688 The Team and Their Goalie

Posted by digitaljohn88 on 17 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

What? Of course compared this way Ozzy is going to look terrible! Remember how everything happened?

Howard and Osgood were fairly even statistically for the first few months of the season. This was when the whole TEAM was playing like s***. Remember, Osgood was hovering around .900 - Not good, but not terrible. And then Howard played good a few games in a row - He's started 95% of the games since then. The TEAM has also played indisputably better, and not just because of a different goalie. Osgood has had maybe 3 starts since then, usually in back to back situations or against top teams. It doesn't make sense to compare their seasons like this. Howard has had 50 games of a more-healthy, much better defensively team compared to Osgood's 20 games when they were playing terrible and half the team was injured.

I could see this comparison being valid if they were alternating games and playing with the same guys, but let's be honest. Osgood hasn't had much of a chance to do anything this year. In my opinion, his stats might as well be invalidated. He's barely on the team.

This is not a knock against Howard at all. He's played very well and he fully deserves the starting job. I think Howard should and will start in the playoffs (if we get there), and do very well for us. I just don't see a reason to knock Ozzy down even further at the twilight of his career when he's had a season like this by making ridiculous statistical comparisons. You can't look at statistics in a vacuum.