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#2120096 Osgood's status could prompt trade at deadline

Posted by mackel on 21 February 2011 - 10:48 PM

I beg to differ and so does his career .900 save percentage and 2.9 GAA. He's on an amazing 6 game win streak right now, but less we forget his 5-10-1 start to the season with a staggering .82 save percentage. Plus, he is the Devils starter as MB30 is trying to get back into the game. Even if he was available, he's one of the last goalies I'd want.

You may want to put your comments into perspective... He's never played on a truly good team (career) and as for a bad start with the Devils this year, just look at that team as a whole early on and you'll be able to figure out where you went wrong in your analysis.

#2056445 Trade proposal

Posted by mackel on 02 November 2010 - 06:26 PM

I think this thread among others this season is a product of the eons between wings games... lets see the boys play already!

#2029381 Osgood

Posted by mackel on 26 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

The goalies I mentioned in my post are/were every bit as good as Osgood... unfortunately for them they weren't playing on the Wings...

Osgood is the Bic lighter of goaltenders... useful, but easily replaced.

You've got to be kidding me with those names.

How many of those goalies have won a Stanley Cup? None. Only Irbe has come somewhat close.

And Osgood has won two - one as a starter and one coming on in relief, when you come on in relief of somebody in the playoffs unexpectedly you're usually going golfing soon.

#2029320 Osgood

Posted by mackel on 25 August 2010 - 11:31 PM

Posted this in the last Osgood topic:

why does this always happen when Osgood's name comes up??? lots of people blowing gaskets about how good/not good he is... I thought we all agreed last year he was a mediocre goalie who played for great teams and consequently has better numbers than other goalies of his ilk... such as Arthus Irbe, Dan Cloutier, Damian Rhodes, Ron Tugnutt, Steve Sheilds, Manny Fernendez, etc

#2017588 Loophole

Posted by mackel on 20 July 2010 - 10:56 PM

Remember that we are talking about a game here. A sport, nothing more. A competition between teams conducted within a very specific set of standards and regulations.

Hockey is a game. The NHL is infact a $3billion industry.

also that increased parity in the league, I don't like the cap, but I freely admit that it's only because otherwise the Wings would have an advantage over almost all other teams.
The only reason the Wings would have an advantage is because of the hard work the Illitch family has put in over the last 20 plus years of owning the business. They built it, they should reap the fruits of their labor.

you nor anyone else here knows if he followed the letter of the law or not.
It's common knowledge that the contract follows the letter of the law; that is the entire premise behind the term "loophole".It's perfectly legal according to the letter of the law even if is not in agreement with the spirit of the law. Thats why so much time is spent on the language of a contract and/or a government bill.

Further more, the draft is socialist too. It's not fair that a team has to pick last because they finihsed first. The only fair way to determin a draft order is to have a totally random lottery. But i know thats to heavy for most of you sheeple to even fathom.

I agree with you on this: It's not fair that a team has to pick last because they finihsed first.

Aside from that... I think you need to lay off the Republican Kool-Aid

#2014146 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by mackel on 12 July 2010 - 04:54 PM

Osgood is a Legend.

This is a joke right? Because I laughed out loud when I read it.

#2010412 the wings may be big free agency players

Posted by mackel on 05 July 2010 - 01:41 PM

next year we have Lidstrom and draper most likely retiring so that means next summer we should be going into free agency with at least 7.5, or if ozzy retires then about 9 million in potential cap space going into free agency.

in 2 years we may be having homer bert and raffi retiring for a total of about 9.5 million in potential cap space.

what relistic players are becoming ufa's in the coming years that you would like to see in detroit? discuss

Knowing Kenny, a 3rd liner with some jam, plus a stay at home defenceman. LOL

#2010121 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by mackel on 04 July 2010 - 07:59 PM

I'm 100% positive that there are a crowd of people on these forums who would agree with my assertions on this matter.

That's nice... but again you are assuming you're right because you said something. The odd fact or example would do wonders for your posts. It would make them a little less editorial.

#2010106 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by mackel on 04 July 2010 - 07:39 PM

Hah, yeah, because the loyalty this organization shows to its players is NEVER reciprocated, NEVER makes other players want to play in Detroit, and, in general, NEVER pays this organization any dividends. Oh, wait... you're wrong.

Yes, the loyalty has its downsides, namely that some longtime players get contracts they may not deserve. However, you're completely oblivious to every intangible if you think that it doesn't have far more upsides than downsides.

Nice speech, care to add some substance to that rhetoric? Or are you going to stick to broad assertions that are meaningless to anyone besides you?

#2010094 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by mackel on 04 July 2010 - 07:11 PM


Zetterberg is the better player, and trading him before he starts to decline (and probably even after that) would put a black mark on this franchise in relation to loyalty that would take decades to recover from.

This loyalty stuff is Hocum, hockey is a business... loyalty is why we have Draper still and may eat another year of Maltby two guys well past their best before dates.

#1997937 Tomas Kopecky

Posted by mackel on 10 June 2010 - 11:15 PM

I know here on LGW we talk about hockey its amazing. And btw in order for him to be a hypocrite he would have to be posting on a Hawks forum. Nice try though.


#1977093 Who would you most blame for a round 2 loss?

Posted by mackel on 05 May 2010 - 09:49 PM

I think the entire team has failed,after making the hard fought push to make the playoffs since the olympic break the entire team looks gased to me.Also I just don't think Howard has what it takes to make it in the playoffs. He's like Legace,a great season goalie,but come crunch time he just isn't good enough.

We all know at the end of the day it's a team sport,but we just don't have the goaltending this year to get the job done.I had to work tonight and didn't get to see the game,but being up 3-1 midway in the 3rd,there's no excuse for losing this game.We have to find a number one goalie this summer,or next year will be more of the same.

For those folks blaming Howard and saying we should get a new goalie... lets stop for a moment and go back in time to about what 93... I seem to recall Osgood gaffing it up against the Sharks we were supposed to win walking away. My point is not to bash Osgood but to say we can't give up on Howard this early.

However, I am very ready to give up on Ericsson, that guy needs to disappear and soon.

#1930889 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by mackel on 03 April 2010 - 01:14 AM

There is a difference between blindly loving and blindly hating a player. You are doing the latter.

The latter, my good sir.

His career would read like that of Patrick Lalime, Chris Huet, or Dan Cloutier without having played on powerhouse Wings teams.

#1930887 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by mackel on 03 April 2010 - 01:03 AM

And being a Red Wing fan you should hope for the best possible scenarios, involving all its players. Osgood getting torched doesn't bode well for the Wings in any situation.

Like I said, you are hoping for a specific player to falter because you want the satisfaction of seeing those who believe he still can hack it as a goaltender in the NHL to be "proven wrong". By one game. One game where the goaltender in question hasn't played consistently since 2009. Your hope is not only completely unbecoming of a true fan but is also ridiculously stupid in logic. You really think Osgood's mettle as a goaltender will be proven by this game when he has been riding the bench for months? Really?

Don't lecture me about being a true fan. I'm a fan of this team and have been for nearly 20 years. I hope the team wins but I hope Osgood fails. Being a fan doesn't mean you blindly accept or love every player in an organization or decision an organization makes. Your definition of fandom exists in two places your mind and the hearts of Leaf fans.

I don`t remember him being here during the playoffs, obviously his internet must of stopped working.

Also it`s good to see Osgood get the start, he needs to play a few games to at least have the rust gone if something happens that forces him to be our number one goalie again. Besides you would have to be crazy to think that Howard is not our starter for the playoffs and I hope his level of play keeps improving, but we need to have both goalies warm for the start of the playoffs to be as insurance. It's better to be safe in this case.

I was here... reading you prattling nits assure everyone how Osgood was the reason for the season. Truth is he had a run of games where he wasn't the overwhelming reason we won or lost, which is the best that overblown 2nd stringer has ever been able to in his career.

Also good to see another Islander on here. Despite or differences in opinion.

#1930884 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by mackel on 03 April 2010 - 12:47 AM

The true fan: hoping his team's goaltender gets torched simply so he can rub it in other people's faces.

I wish I had your dedication.

Clutch: Hey, how about your mom?

I'm a Red Wing fan not an Osgood fan... he can get torched and we can still win no? I believe whatever hole Osgood digs us into Howard can get us out of...