Osgood Expects No Interest
Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports that Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood, who was left unprotected in the upcoming waiver draft, doubts he’ll be selected by another club. Osgood points to his high salary as the reason why he may still be a Red Wing after the waiver draft.
If so, it means the Wings will once again need to find a way to trade him. The Islanders, Rangers, Thrashers and Canucks are all rumoured to be interested in obtaining him.
I believe that if he does not go in the waiver draft then he will most likely be dealt to the team that releaves the Wings of most of his remaining salary. It was rumored previously that the Thrashers were going to pick him up before the trade freeze and that the Wings would cover a portion of his salary as part of the deal.
It may come down to a bidding war if he does not go in the waiver draft. Whoever takes him will most likely have to pay a large portion of his remaining contract. This, of course, assumes that multiple teams get involved in the bidding. If not, it could prove costly for the Wings.