Not sure why? I feel like what you see is what you get, 2nd line winger...
Maybe because unlike Moulson,Grabner,Parenteau or Neilsen,Okposo does the dirty work in the isles top 6,fighting along the boards and behind the net for loose pucks,going hard to the net.You know,the stuff many fans don't appreciate,but teammates and coaches do.
Replace Josi with Blum or even Ellis and I'm on board. Not getting rid of Josi. We need him.
I wouldn't include Ellis in that deal. He can be use to bring over someone have higher value. If it wasn't for his size, he would have gone higher in the 09 draft, that was the main concern Scouts said about him. He's got value. I would trade Blum though.
if some of you guys have watched josi like i have, i think most would be dying to get him. he has the best +/- in takeaways and giveaways since being with the preds for defenseman.. better than suter or weber. seriously a stud in the making.
Isles have invested in Okposo. They also have young players they like being groomed for the blueline. If the Isles were to acquire a blueliner, I'd think they'd be interested in an established player. If they were to go the youngster route, they'd go for a dice roll they could get cheaply.