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01-26-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by okie21 View Post
In my opinion Kyle is going to be a solid 3rd line player who can chip in 20 goals and 40-45 pts. Many people thought or were hoping we drafted Jarome Iginla 2.0, but that may have been due to reasons other then style of play. Part of the problem with KO is the fans expectaions and teams limitations. The fans are/were hoping/expecting to be getting a 30+ goal 65-70pt player. The team is using him on the first line, not because he's a first line talent but because they don't currently employ first line talent other then JT. If the Islanders had a deep, talented roster similar to the Bruins and KO is playing on the 3rd line with players like Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly he would probably fit in perfectly and grow into the player his skill set is geared for. Putting him on the top lines and being upset at his lack of scoring is more of an orginizational issue then an Okposo issue if you ask me.
When you say third line, do you mean as a top end checker? The biggest complaint with him ever since the big hit has been his **** poor physical game. That is a big minus for a checking line player.

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