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03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Chapin Landvogt
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Originally Posted by MN_Gopher View Post
People complain about Okposo. Well what has he done? He went from NCAA to start the year to NHL to end the year hen he left. tDon did not mess him up that much did he? You cannot just number watch.
Actually, Okposo has been pretty doggone good.

Hit a few developmental walls along the way the past two years, but he's been playing his best NHL hockey to date over the past 3 or 4 weeks.

He's been an absolute monster at times, also in a backchecking capacity. It must be really tough to play against him because he's kind of got this octopus thing going. Slippy, sliding - seems like he's got 8 arms sometimes the way he hounds the puck and opposition puck-carriers. It's very difficult to separate him from the puck as well.

In general, once he gets a quicker shot release (i.e. decision to actually take a shot and shorten his wind up, whether slapping or wristing it) and begins acknowldgeing some more of the passing options he currently sometimes chooses to ignore, the sky will be the limit for him.

I.e., I don't think anyone in-the-know would say anything other than that it was absolutely the right thing to do for the Isles to remove him when they did. They haven't looked back since.

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