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05-09-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Osgood gets to be the Messier of goaltenders just as soon as he wins a Hart.

edit: Looking over Osgood's numbers, I noticed something that has never jumped out at me before: after winning the Cup at age 25, he only had one season over .910, compared to four seasons below .900. This during an era when the league average hovered slightly below .910.

Also, his seasons over 60 games are outnumbered by his seasons under 50 games, 7 to 5. And it's not that is the result of playing till some extraordinary age as a backup mentor, seeing as he was splitting time with the likes of Wregget, Legace, Snow and Conklin even when Hasek didn't put him on the shelf.

I'm not an Osgood fan by any means, but even I would have guessed his numbers were a bit better than that. If he didn't have the rings and win total, it would be goofy to even suggest this guy as a HOF candidate.
Or the Vezina he never won. He was a finalist in 95-96 just because he was the starting goalie for a 62 win team among other factors.

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