Chris Osgood Is Mr. 400: Red Wings Goalie Earns Milestone in Fairytale Fashion

December 28th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
It might just be a common trait among all people that, when it comes to personal milestones, we prefer they come via some dramatic scenario.

Think about it.

When you were about to land your first real job, did you envision a monotone phone message indicating simply that you've been hired and that your orientation is on Monday?

No, you wanted the hiring manager to bring you into a big conference room, stand up and shake your hand vigorously, telling you, "Son, you're just who we've been looking for. Welcome aboard!"

When one thinks about their wedding, do images of a quick, no-frills ceremony down at the courthouse squeezed in between some overworked judge's lunch and afternoon hearings spring to mind?

Of course not.  You want a big, catered event with all of your friends and family there ready to heap large amounts of cash and presents upon you and your new bride (or groom).

Given these tendencies, I'd bet when an NHL goalie thinks about earning his 400th career win, he's not dreaming about backstopping his team to an 8-1 blowout, having to make a whopping 17 saves along the way.

What he's ...

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