Chris Osgood Quotes

Christopher John Osgood (born November 26, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He is ranked tenth in wins in NHL regular season history with 401. Osgood spent the first part of his 17-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, then the New York Islanders and the St. Louis Blues before returning to Detroit in 2005. He won three Stanley Cup championships in his career, all with the Red Wings, with two of them coming while he was starting goaltender. Osgood was known in Detroit by his nicknames "Ozzy," chanted by the crowd after a big save, and "The Wizard of Oz." Osgood is currently a Detroit Red Wings studio analyst and part-time color commentator for Fox Sports Detroit.

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Chris Osgood


I don't doubt myself ever, but people that don't know me do. I've been playing for 15 years, and have the most playoffs wins in Wings history for a reason, and not because I'm a bad goalie.

Chris Osgood


I've told you guys before, goalies don't think.

Chris Osgood


“I'll practice hard and get ready to play when he tells me to play, and support Manny. More than ever, it's more about the team than it ever has been.”

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“I've been working on things during practice, and it's coming through in the games. I feel pretty good about the job I'm doing and the role I have. I have to stay ready when Manny needs a break.”

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“It's something I'd been looking forward to for a long time, playing a game at home. It's a lot better playing in red and white. I've been under siege a few times at the other end.”

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“I think we're all wondering how the game is going to be called, whether there is going to be a parade of players to the penalty box.”

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“It's one of those teams I enjoy playing. I don't know if I know their tendencies but for whatever reason, I feel confident when I play them.”

Chris Osgood


“I don't know why. I've just always enjoyed playing in this building and playing against them. It's just one of those things. I can't pinpoint it other than I like playing against them.”

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“I felt good from the start. Moving around early helped me.”

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“I was just asking him how he was, and I said I was ready and he didn't have to push it if he was injured, and that was it, really.”

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“He gives them a chance to win. (When) he plays like that, and they play stingy, they're a tough team to beat.”

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“She tells my wife what she wants, and she types it on the computer. Then they go in the mailbox outside. We open them and read the letter, and try to get them what they want.”

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“We played good considering how much we've played so much lately -- three (games) in four (nights). We played solid in the third period and didn't make it more interesting than it needed it to be.”

Chris Osgood


“It's a shame. It's such a good sports city and I remember playing during the playoffs and the rink was really loud. It's a shame, you see games on television now and there's hardly anybody in the stands.”

Chris Osgood


“What I've done in the past doesn't mean anything. I still have something to prove. I want to be here. I want to stay here, and to do that I have to play well.”

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