Chris Osgood has announced his retirement today, and NHL fans should be celebrating his long, storied career. Yet his retirement promped the debate whether or not he should be a Hall of Famer. His resume includes being tenth all time in wins (401) in 17 seasons with the Red Wings, Blues and Islanders. He also has 3 Stanley Cup rings (’97, ’98, ’08), although one of those (’97) he was not the starter for.
So he should be a slam dunk Hall of Famer, right?
Let’s compare him to his peers, shall we? Below is a list of comparable goalies from the mid 80′s until present, in different categories. (more…)