Detroit Red Wings Goaltending May Be The Best Duo in Hockey, Really

March 25th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Alright, before we get into this, let me clarify a couple of things first in the hopes that people will actually read the article before posting flabbergasted responses to the headline.

1. I do not believe the Red Wings have the two best goalies in hockey.

2. I do not believe the Red Wings goalies represent the best statistical duo in the NHL.  That honor, amazingly, goes to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Paying careful attention to my wording here, you'll notice I assert that the Wings might have the best goal tending duo in the NHL.

A duo is a combination of two distinct things that, sometimes, are greater than the sum of their parts.

Like chocolate and peanut butter.

When I look at the combination of Chris Osgood and Jimmy Howard, I see exactly that.

Red Wings fans expected two things from their goal tending at the start of the season: a delivery on the promise from Chris Osgood that his terrible 2008-09 regular season performance would not be repeated, and that Jimmy Howard might start about 25 games—so much for expectations.

Despite his promise, Chris Osgood has had another horribl ...

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