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#2016675 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by WizardOfOz30 on 19 July 2010 - 07:32 AM

Shortly after Osgood got sick, he started in a game against Nashville, and won 3-2.

Who was in net THE NEXT THREE GAMES after that win? Do you honestly think Osgood was given much of a chance at that point?

That was my point, he wasn't given a chance to prove himself when he did not get consecutive starts. I understand they wanted to go with the hot goalie because of the position we were in, but Babcock is very lucky that Howard didn't have an injury late in the season because we didn't have a reliable back up goalie to go to and that was not Osgood's fault. He could only do what he could at practice, it's not the same as playing in games.

#2016632 Hawkeytown? ...barf.

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 18 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

Except you do. Carry on.

Go away and leave him alone. Every team has their share of dumbass fans. If you don't believe me, spend more time on this site.

Not saying they are trying to be like Detroit, though the Bowman's obviously brought their fondness for Swedes over to Chicago.

I disagree with you on the cup thing. The Hawks are stacked with prospects and the core is set. While this upcoming season very well could be rough. In 2-3 years when these guys all come up it will be fun. There's a lot of top 4 defense and top 6 forward prsospects in the pipeline, and all of them will only need to fill bottom pair or 3rd or 4th line roles. The Hawks will be ridiculous in a few years IMO.

Have to agree with this to an extent, though another mass exodus will cleary happen again due to Hossa and Campbell's overdone contracts.

#2016571 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by thedisappearer on 18 July 2010 - 05:29 PM

Because Babcock refused to play him which prevented him from getting that playing time to improve his numbers. He didn't have a chance to prove himself because he'd only get a game here or there, even when he got a win, the next game went to Howard.

We weren't exactly in the position to give him plenty of time to round into form last season, though.

#2015638 Jimmy cracks top 10 goalies in NHL

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 15 July 2010 - 09:19 PM


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#2014220 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 12 July 2010 - 08:06 PM

As for the whole Osgood/Babcock and getting treated unfairly or whatever, it wouldn't surprise me, but nobody knows what's going on behind closed doors so life could be peachy neat between the two of them for all we know.

As for this past season, sure I would've like to have seen Osgood play more, but given the situation - Howard doing very little to justify getting benched on a consistent basis after Osgood went down with the flu or injury or whatever in December and the Wings having the unusual part of fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot, Howard was going to be the guy unless he absolutely s**t the bed. Sure he did it here and there and for a game or two in the playoffs, but you can pretty much put any goalie on a list who does that from time to time, even the great ones like Hasek or Roy etc.

It wouldn't been great to see Osgood play a bit more, but the handling of goalies and what not was not the end of all end things that cost the Red Wings this season or the playoffs, it didn't really play much of a factor as some might want to believe.

I'd love to see Osgood play for a few more seasons.

#2013425 Kovie

Posted by ShanahanMan on 10 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

100 million? Christ that's a lot. I would think that after his disappointing run with New Jersey, his value would have decreased a bit. Apparently not.

#2012905 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Kira on 09 July 2010 - 12:05 AM

I can't wrap my head around the concept of him on this team. Hang 'em up, Mike. Sorry, but it's past your time to go.

#2010505 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by The Secret on 05 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

Trade... Getzlaf's game is too big to turn down. Nothing against Z but I'd have to make this trade. Getzlaf is unstoppable!

#2012053 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by IceMunkee on 07 July 2010 - 01:48 PM

Wow! I did not this coming. So long Nabs. Have fun never winning the most covenent trophy in the world.

#2011803 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by uk_redwing on 07 July 2010 - 09:13 AM

UK do you know what I read from your posts right now!

Dont care.

#2011064 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by redwingfan19 on 06 July 2010 - 10:56 AM

so 3 other teams interested in modano eh? hopefully they offer more to him than the wings and he chooses to go elsewhere

#2010865 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 July 2010 - 10:44 PM

Grit and nastiness is overrated in hockey,right guys?

#2010856 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 10:38 PM

I think we could benefit from his skating ability, his participation on the second unit power play, and he would be a great locker room presence.

I wouldn't totally expect him to be running s***, per se.

But isn't that what adding Hudler was for?

Minus the locker room thing.

#2008202 Free Agency Thread

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 01 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

kenny must be golfing today

Yeah, that's gotta be it.

That, or he didn't feel like ridiculously overpaying for players that aren't that important. Boogaard for $1.625 per, Armstrong for $3....ridiculous. Kenny *shouldn't* have any part of this.

#2006941 Modano done in Dallas

Posted by Yzerman191 on 29 June 2010 - 10:18 PM

I would love to see Modano sign here to finish his career; I think he can still be a productive 3rd line center. With that said, I can't see it happening. I posted something similar in another thread, but here's how I see things:

Almost definitely, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Hudler, Filppula, Bertuzzi, Holmstrom, Cleary, Helm, Draper, and Eaves will be on the roster. Abdelkader and Ritola are both signed for next year and cannot play in the AHL, and Miller will likely be resigned. That is already 14 players, before signing the gritty 4th liner Holland is looking for, which would make 15 players. That also makes a whopping seven players listed as natural centers (Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Flip, Hudler, Draper, Helm, and Ritola).

Modano signing would give us 8 natural centers and 16 signed, non-AHL (without passing waivers) eligible forwards. It's likely Miller and maybe Ritola could be gone without a strong training camp, and Holland may not pick up a gritty 4th liner, but even so that still gives us 13 forwards with Modano after cutting three spots.

I just don't see it happening. It would be cool though.