Osgood gives Blues what they need -- experience

Sean Burke would have been ideal, but Chris Osgood gives the Blues much-needed experience.

Updated: March 12, 2003, 5:36 PM ET
By Darren Pang | Special to ESPN.com

The St. Louis Blues waited until the last minute to solidify their goaltending situation, getting Chris Osgood from the New York Islanders.

OsgoodBlues GM Larry Pleau worked over Phoenix's Mike Barnett until the last minute to see if they could work out a deal for Sean Burke, the only goalie who would have perfectly fit the bill for the Blues. He exudes confidence and leadership from the net and in the locker room, and can go head to head with the best in the West, including a possible ...

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