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Red Wing News - September 2001

9\30 The Wings lose a penalty filled game in ST. Louis 3-5. Most of the stars sat out. 
Legace was leaky at best. Scoring were Hull, Devereaux, and Datsyuk. Next up: at 
Toronto tonight.
  Chris Osgood won his debut in New York last night.

9\29 Brett Hull netted two and Jason Williams one as the Wings beat the Blackhawks 3-1.
Next up: at St. Louis tonight.

    From the Free Press:
                    THE OSGOOD FILE 

                    September 29, 2001

                    How Red Wings fans will remember goaltender Chris Osgood,
                    who became an Islander on Friday: 

                    * As the 21-year-old rookie who cried at his locker after the
                    Sharks completed their first-round, seven-game upset in 1994. 

                    * As the reluctant fighter who went toe-to-toe with Patrick Roy in
                    1998, as his mother, Joy, watched from the stands, first in horror,
                    then yelling "Oz-zie! Oz-zie! Oz-zie!" with the rest of Joe Louis
                    Arena. 

                    * As the beaming son who rode with his mother in the 1998
                    Stanley Cup parade. 

                    * As the Wizard of Oz, as the scoreboard would say after a big
                    save, and as the victim of too many 90-footers, such as from Al
                    MacInnis and Jamie Langenbrunner in the '98 playoffs. 

                    * As a classy kid who never complained -- always so baby-faced,
                    even with the goatee -- even when riding the bench behind Mike
                    Vernon in the '95 and '97 playoffs, and even as a 28-year-old
                    when Dominik Hasek arrived to take his job. 

                    BY THE NUMBERS

                    Record: 221-110-46 career, 25-19-4 last season. 
                    Goals-against average: 2.41 career, 2.69 last season. 
                    3 All-Star Game appearances. All stats are 2nd best in 
                    Red Wing history behing the great Terry Sawchuck. 

9\28 The Islanders picked up Ozzy from the waiver draft.

9\27 The team's starting to put it all together, beating Toronto 5-2. Scoring were 
Yzerman, Shanahan, Datsyuk, Butsayev, and Fedorov. Hasek played the entire game. 
Next up: at Chicago on Friday.

9\26 Shanny and Hull scored in the Wing's 3-2 OT loss in Montreal. Next up: Toronto at 
the Joe tonight. The Wings left Ozzy unprotected which means any team can pick him up 
for nothing. All they have to do is honor his existing contract.

9\24 Look for Ozzy to be traded tomarrow, likely to the Rangers or Islanders. The team
must turn in their protected list tomarrow for Friday's waiver draft. Look for a Jesse 
Wallin to be traded soon as well. 

9\23 Montreal went up 3-0 before the WIngs showed some life, winning 4-3. Scoring were
Holmstrom(2), Gilchrist, and Yzerman with 1:38 to play. Next up: at Montreal on Tuesday.
The Wings are 2-2 so far in the preseason.

9\22 Fredrik Olausson scored a goal and two assists in the Red Wings' 4-1 victory over 
the Chicago Blackhawks. Also scoring were Datsyuk, Fedorov(1+sh). Next up: Montreal 
tonight.

9\19 Marty Lapointe scored a goal for Boston and led them to a 3-1 win at the Joe last 
night. Scoring was Butsayev. Chris Osggod played the first half of the game and was 
spectacular, allowing no goals. Next up: Chicago on Friday night.
  The Wings have brought in Ladislav Kohn for a tryout. He played in Atlanta last year.

9\18 The Wings looked good in their exhibition opening loss to the Rangers 3-2. Scoring 
were Shanahan and Dandenault. Some of the young guys looked great. Chris Chelios got 
tossed in the third for two fights and the Rangers won on the ensuing 7 minute power play.
Next up: Boston at the Joe tonight.

9\15 The Wings have moved Sunday's exhibition opener in light of the terrorist attacks on 
New York and Washington D.C. to Monday at 7:30.
  Detroit's training camp roster:
 Goaltenders: Jason Elliott, Dominik Hasek, Manny Legace, Joey MacDonald,
 Drew MacIntyre, Chris Osgood, Nick Pannoni 

 Defensemen: Harlan Anderson, Paul Ballantyne, Chris Chelios, Steve Duchesne,
 Jeff Feniak, Jiri Fischer, Ryan Gaucher, Danny Groulx, Joey Hope, Raitis Ivanas,
 Uwe Krupp, Maxim Kuznetsov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Fredrik Olausson, Jesse
 Wallin, John Wikstrom, Kevin Young, Dwayne Zinger 

 Left wings: Jason Baird, Ryan Barnes, Trevor Blanchard, Adam Deleeuw, Brent
 Gilchrist, Tomas Holmstrom, Magnus Nilsson, Luc Robitaille, Brendan
 Shanahan, Tim Verbeek 

 Centers: Sean Avery, Steve Brule, Yuri Butsayev, Pavel Datsyuk, Boyd
 Devereaux, Kris Draper, Sergei Fedorov, Greg Jacina, Tomas Kopecky, Igor
 Larionov, Jeff Petrie, Bruce Richardson, Mike Williams, Steve Yzerman 

 Right wings: Mathieu Dandenault, Brett Hull, Chad Larose, Kirk Maltby, Darren
 McCarty, Brian McGrattan, Brandon Segal, Aaron Van Leusen, Joel Ward, B.J.
 Young, Jason Williams 

9\4 The Wings have resigned Tomas Holmstrom to a three year deal. Homer was the final unsigned 
guy, but there still will likely be a move involving Chris Osgood in the coming weeks.

9\1 Brendan Shanahan has been named to the Canadian Olympic team. Pat Verbeek re-signed with the 
Stars. Rookies report to camp this week, veterans next week.

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