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Goaltending "controversy" in Detroit?

I'm not Ken Holland. I'm not Mike Babcock. Hell, I'm nobody in terms of hockey authority. But I can definitely tell the difference between Chris Osgood's play and Jimmy Howard's. And apparently both Holland and Babcock know that difference too. Why else would Howard have started so many games recently? Even with Osgood missing starts from the flu, Howard still would have had the majority of those.

Jimmy stopped 39 of 40 shots last night and is currently 8th in the league in GAA, not bad for a rookie. Osgood on the other hand has struggled a lot this year and was even pulled after letting in too many goals in too short of a time for Babcock's liking. But then again, Chris Osgood has that experience and veteran leadership that Howard doesn't have. Does experience outweigh what Howard has done?

I know this is a controversial subject among Detroit fans and that's exactly why I bring it up. We want to hear what you think on the Detroit goaltending "controversy" that is taking place. Who do you think gives the Wings the best chance to win? Tell us who you think is the right man for the job and why.

Stats for each after the jump

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jimmy Howard 23 1352 12 8 2 51 2.26 646 595 .921 1


GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Chris Osgood 18 1014 7 6 4 46 2.72 465 419 .901 1