Detroit Sports

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Osgood back in Detroit?

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Chris Osgood to a one year deal worth $900,000. Osgood helped the Wings win the Stanley Cup back in 1998 as their starting goaltender.

Osgood left the team in 2001 when the Wings signed Dominik Hasek. Osgood then signed with the Islanders before being traded to the Blues in 2003. Last season Osgood put up good numbers with a 31-25-8 record as the Blues top netminder.

Throughout his career, Osgood has put up good numbers. He has a 305-177-66 career record with a 2.40 goals-against-average. Osgood also has 41 career shutouts. With the Wings he went 221-110-46 in the regular season and 38-25 in the playoffs.

With this signing the Wings now have a solid goaltending core. Osgood will battle against Manny Legace for the top spot at goaltender. Legace went 23-10-5 in 41 games last season with the Wings. Legace has a 77-35-18 career record. Legace's career G.A.A. is a slim 2.22.

This was a good signing for the Wings. They strengthened their defense as they added this veteran goalie to the lineup. Osgood should fit right in with the rest of the team as they welcome him back to Detroit.

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