Ozzie enjoying second 'fresh start'

Like Curtis Joseph, Chris Osgood used to be the No. 1 goalie in Detroit. Then along came Dominik Hasek...

Updated: October 30, 2003, 7:20 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

Chris Osgood is a wise man.

One of just four active goalies to backstop a team to a Stanley Cup -- along with the Devils' Martin Brodeur, the Wings' Dominik Hasek, the Leafs' Ed Belfour -- Osgood gladly took a pay cut during the offseason to stay with the St. Louis Blues.

Why? Because he believes the Blues have the talent to win the Stanley Cup and, with a crowded goalie market and teams taking a conservative approach with free agents, he didn't want to be left looking for a job.

"This ...

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