Chris Osgood gets three more years with Wings

As I wrote in December, the Wings were working on getting Chris Osgood signed to an extension.

Talks finally settled on a three-year extension, announced today by the team.

It's a smart move by both sides - Osgood loves it here in Detroit (his wife is from the area, and they live here during the off-season) and for the Wings, this brings them security in goal through 2010-11.

Osgood, who turned 35 last November, is 19-2-1 and leads the NHL in goals against average with a 1.68 and saves % with .932.

Next year the Wings have to bring in long-touted prospect Jimmy Howard and figure out if he's their goaltender of the future. Having Osgood around means Howard will be able to fight to show he can be a no. 1 guy in the NHL, with Osgood serving as a safety net.

ich habe mal geschrieben, dass Osgood nur ein guter Goalie ist, doch diese Saison spielt er ausgezeichnet, irgendwie macht er aktuell einen 2. Frühling durch und deshalb ist die Vertragsverlängerung absolut gerechtfertigt und verdient. Wenn ich diesen Text richtig lese, ist Hasek nächste Saison weg und man versucht Howard aufzubauen.