Monday, January 09, 2006

The Return of Nogood!

What an absolutely hilarious hockey game last night. Wings get up 3-0 a minute into the second period. By the time the third period is 10 minutes old, Dallas suddenly has a touchdown on the board and are awaiting the PAT. Thankfully they finally got Osgood out of the net, or I'm guessing the Stars would've gone for two and made it.

I'm not sure what Babcock was thinking, putting Osgood back in between the pipes after two stellar games by Legace. I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that Osgood has a very good track record against Dallas (despite Jamie Langenbrunner's moon shot).

Honestly, I don't even know why I bother watching games that Osgood starts. It's going to be the same thing every time. He makes a few absolutely ridiculous saves and follows it up with a goal like #4 where for some reason he bent down with his blocker to try to stop a shot rather than kick out his leg. What dude?

To be fair, the Wings stopped skating after they scored their 3rd goal of the game, and not all 6 of the goals were Ozzie's fault, but it's the same old crap from him and I'm sick of it. It's amazing, the Wings are struggling a little bit, Legace comes back and they give up 1 goal in a two game span, then they put Osgood back in and they give up a 6 spot. It's not a coincidence. That effort last night gives him a 3.01 gaa and an .888 save percentage. That's pathetic (especially considering Legace has a 2.02/.922 with the same defense in front of him).

I'm sure the MSM is blowing Osgood today, talking about how not everything is his fault and he's still a top-notch goalie, blah blah blah. Lord knows Mickey Redmond was all over his nuts last night still. The next time he says that a goal Ozzie lets in was weak will be the first.

I get the feeling though, that after last night, we won't be seeing any more random apperances by Ozzie--at least for awhile. They'll start Legace til he has a bad game, Osgood will get a start, he'll give up 3 or 4 goals, then Legace will be back.

Edit: Fun random the last day, 3 people have found The Blog That Yost Built by using "Osgood sucks" or "Chris Osgood sucks" as their search query on google.

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