The way I look at this is that Columbus' GM doesn't understand how to be a hockey GM. He is apparently asking OUTRAGEOUS demands for Nash. They need the cap space and to build around somebody else. Also they need to get multiple pieces and asking for a major player or two for Nash alone is not going to happen. I'll laugh if they don't trade him and he hits free agency and goes somewhere else, then they get nothing for him. LOL.
Wow the amount of cynicism in the Wings fan base is amazing. At the beginning of this thread, almost everybody was bashing him for coming back. Now that he's retiring its all, "Amazing career! Thanks for everything!" No wonder goalies have it rough here. Jeez.
Well, I have always liked Ozzie and was upset when he was let go. Glad to see he went out as one of the top 10 goalies of all time! HHOF is where he belongs and to be honest... I think the #30 belongs up next to #19. He has been a corner stone in 3 of 4 cups, and almost got us another in '09. As a Wing he has outdone almost every goaltender that has came and gone. I can't wait to see what he does next and will miss him dearly.
Same as last year, 2nd round out. If we're lucky? Championship out. At least the way we are playing right now. They have done nothing defensively to make me think otherwise right now. They will ramp it up come playoffs sure, but they did the same for last year and got out of Phoenix with a little luck. San Jose killed us, and I think it'll happen again.
The silver auto in the corner by Joe Kocur is mine. Don't mind the flash on Osgood from the camera or the light by Gordie. Couldn't remove them. I drew this myself and its the only one, so I'm sorry you can't have one! :-P