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04-05-2010, 10:49 AM
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doublejack
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Originally Posted by Hockeytown93 View Post
So basically the haters of Osgood want this for next year..

1) Howard
2) some countryman this year that we could sign or one of our own prospects?

If Ozzie doesnt get re-signed which Im sure he will...I would like to see him be retained by the Red Wings as a goalie coach. He obvi has helped Howard out this year and I wouldnt be so sure Howard would have the numbers he has currently, if Ozzie wasn't there...

I feel tho Ozzie will be like cheli--hang on till as long as he can...in that case
Barring a miracle, next season is the end of the line for Osgood. He's already in hanging-on mode, and has been since we signed him for cheap after the lockout. Nobody is going to be knocking on the door of a nearly 40 year old goalie that has performed poorly in the regular season for multiple consecutive years.

Holland also won't make the mistake of keeping Osgood around after next season. The writing is on the wall. I'm not opposed to keeping him as a coach / practice goalie. I think Jim Bedard has done a good job, though, and wouldn't want Ozzie to take his place. Ideally I'd like both on the payroll.

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