Caputo & Fithian

Three Degrees Of Pat Caputo 7-19-11

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(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Three reasons Chris Osgood absolutely belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame:

1. He ranks 10th all time among goalies in wins. Eight of the nine in front of him have been elected to the Hall of Fame. The lone exception is Curtis Joseph, who never won the Stanley Cup and had a much higher goals against average in his career than Ozzie.

2. He won two Stanley Cups as the Red Wings’ primary goalie, and a third as the backup – and he was the Red Wings’ top goalie during the regular season that season.

3. Look how little the Red Wings have accomplished in the playoffs when Osgood wasn’t on their team or injured. He played a huge role in deciding three of the four Stanley Cup championships the Red Wings have won since 1997.

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