Seeing as how both goalies are damn near allowing 3 goals against every game this past month I see it as more of a bad team defense issue. For people to call out Ozzie like he is a hero these past few games is ridiculous.
Come on... this is LGW, everything is ridiculous. Remember two months ago when these same people were calling for Ozzie's head? It's pretty simple, Ozzie screwed up on a softie, Howard's been average, and our defense hasn't been able to play a full 60, gotta work the kinks out soon, but I say Osgood's been making some big saves lately, and Howard was not. Howard's definitely working hard (imo) but things aren't hitting him and that's why we play the backup.
Howard's slumping, Oilers suck, so let's break him out and get his confidence back with this. Still would like to see Ozzie get some more starts in the next few weeks and not just because of the back to back games.
After a year of bad play, you would think he would come out with something to prove. Show people why he's there. He has not. Rookies don't get the benefit of a defense excuse, neither should he.
I hope you'll let me assume you didn't like the way he played in the pre-season either. I think he's looked exactly like backup in his games this season, he makes the stops he's supposed to and hasn't been letting in the ones that deflect or screens. The problem is that last nite... every chance the Stars had seemed to go in. It was about the bounces, not the goalie. It was a BAD GAME. Even rookies are allowed to have bad games, even Brodeur has had a bad game, even Roy allowed 7 goals in a game. Osgood will be the backup, he will play fine, and the Wings will win 7 of their next ten. I see more heart from Ozzie this year, he wants to play well but things aren't going right. He'll suck it up and so should you.
This is a RED WINGS MESSAGE BOARD - a board to discuss the Red Wings, NHL and hockey as a whole, not a place for people to spout off about their own personal agenda's and this goes for both ends, liberal and conservative.
Furthermore, religion, sexual orientation, racial prejudices, etc, etc... have no place here.
This has been an increasing trend on this board lately and never leads to anything but flaming and derailed topics and needs to END NOW.
To be fair there is a board for political discussion I think... or there was a while back. On the other hand, general discussion should be about hockey, hockey and hockey! And sometimes jokes about hockey.
Posted by SDavis35
on 25 September 2010 - 07:55 PM
Ozzie's looking great and the first period went surprisingly well for our guys and they don't look all that intimidated by the Hawks' hotshots. Except for the goal of course.
Kane should have gotten a penalty for crashing the net, but neeeuuuooooo. A-holes.
Meanwhile, I know I don't have any control whatsoever about comments made about any of our players - in this case, Ozzie...but I'm really happy to see posters taking the time to respond about how well he's playing so far tonight.
Ozzie's playing like a backup from my view. (which is better than regular season Ozzie) and Ericsson was an idiot on the goal, already yelling at him before they even got out of the zone lol. But, 1-0 with the Griffin team we've put out there is not bad at all.
Posted by SDavis35
on 20 September 2010 - 12:15 PM
Also interesting that they can't make rude/threatening gestures.
it's a gentlemen's league. "Here, you can have the puck it's icing sire." "I would like to take you out to dinner after the game, please accept this invitation" "I'm sorry mr. O' Halloran, but my butt was not in his face, I was merely showing him my new pads!"
Posted by SDavis35
on 14 September 2010 - 04:58 PM
I am sure someone will say this is a bad thing, but I can tell you that this is not an uncommon thing. Sure, you want to think that everyone on the team gets along, but that doesn't happen all the time. Even I don't get along with everyone on the teams I play with in rec league hockey. In the end though, you are having fun playing the game as a whole even with those people you don't see eye to eye with. You are all together trying to accomplish a common goal.
And when Salei drops the gloves to defend Modano, it will appear as though all is forgiven. Yea it's going to happen, someone will hit Modano hard into the boards from behind, he'll be fine but Salei will pound that guy old school style. Highlight of the night