Obviously Howard was going to be the starter coming into the season, when a goalie goes 32-5-3 or whatever it was its a no doubter. Osgood should be getting starts I agree, but maybe Babcock is probably looking at Edmonton as struggling (which they are, and have alot of injuries) and given Howards confidence is low right now what a better chance to get it up especially since the last couple games alot of the goals weren't his fault (goals we put into our own net). Calgary is playing good right now, so why not let the goalie thats playing better right now start in that game which is Osgood. This is the way I think Babcock is thinking about the upcoming schedule, I would rather Ozzy start against Van though, thats going to be a hard game for Detroit.
US got the bye straight to the semi-finals, and Canada defeated the Swiss 4-1 in the quarterfinal to set up the match-up. The game is at 7:30 tomorrow on NHL Network or TSN (depending on location). Being from the US, I sure am pulling for the Americans but of course I realize Canada is the favorites. Hopefully the Canadians are worn out from the quarters and the US used that day off well. What do you guys think?
Canada is not the favs, everyone up here already knows USA are the favs, and still are imo. Canada's game got exposed big time by the Swedes.