Time to part ways with Okposo?
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01-26-2013, 10:43 AM
A Pointed Stick
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We can't afford to lose Kyle any more than we could afford to lose PA. You lose your worst players, people like Reasoner, Boulton and last year Pandolfo.
If guys can't play on the first line you put them on the 2nd or 3rd or even 4th line. We lost PA and Blake Comeau and got nothing in return. I'm sure our team would be better with them than Boulton and Reasoner.
If we can get a better player than KO for him, then go ahead and move him, otherwise move him down to another line.
However, Kyle's situation in some way mirrors Lars Eller in Montreal, at some point you have to take the next step or you stagnate or regress. It's time for Kyle to get a mean streak. He and Bailey need to have a sense of urgency if that want to achieve their potential.
Agree completely with this, though I believe MM silently assumes that it would be for an upgrade, not picks, prospects, etc. I have been a proponent of moving Okposo because he is an extension of what is a big problem for this club... soft forwards with too few exceptions.
Between Grabner, Neilsen, Moulson, Bailey, and Okposo who are all below average physically, and mostly average physical players for the rest something needs to change. It won't surprise me if they move him down a line or two, then move him for an upgrade if they make any trades.
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