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01-19-2011, 10:27 AM
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It's confirmed....he's back!!!!
http://twitter.com/#!/NYIslanders/st...63127491756032
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Capuano says Okposo will play tomorrow against the Capitals.
Looks like Nielsen is back too....practiced with the team today.

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01-19-2011, 10:47 AM
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Very exciting news for the Isles.....cant wait to see how he does.

My guess is Adrenaline will be full throttle Thursday, but I think it will take a few weeks for him to really come to "speed" as it were. I would not put him on the top unit just yet. Let him settle in on the 2nd unit and see how he does!

Great news!

This makes sense with Joensuu going back to Bridgeport.

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01-19-2011, 10:52 AM
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It's confirmed....he's back!!!!
http://twitter.com/#!/NYIslanders/st...63127491756032


Looks like Nielsen is back too....practiced with the team today.




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01-19-2011, 10:55 AM
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on twitter they are saying the lines are as follows:

Moulson-Tavares-PAP
Okposo-Nielsen-Grabner
Colliton-Bailey-Comeau
Martin-Konopka-Gillies

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01-19-2011, 10:59 AM
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on twitter they are saying the lines are as follows:

Moulson-Tavares-PAP
Okposo-Nielsen-Grabner
Colliton-Bailey-Comeau
Martin-Konopka-Gillies


So Bailey is our third line center with Coliton on his wing. Brilliant

Where's Schremp?


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01-19-2011, 11:05 AM
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YESSS!!!!!!! Ive got tickets 4 rows off the glass to see my 2 fav teams go at it. Cannot wait.

As for the lines, urgh. Not enjoying that 3rd line.

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01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
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So Bailey is our third line center with Coliton on his wing. Brilliant

Where's Schremp?
said he's the extra center in practice, dunno if he's in the doghouse, hurt, or what.

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01-19-2011, 11:25 AM
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NHL Live confirmed it

So nice to see Kyle back in the lineup.

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01-19-2011, 11:41 AM
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on twitter they are saying the lines are as follows:

Moulson-Tavares-PAP
Okposo-Nielsen-Grabner
Colliton-Bailey-Comeau
Martin-Konopka-Gillies
They're transitioning Okposo back into the line up by playing him on his off-wing?

You'd think with the guy being rusty after all this time off, they'd put him in a spot he'd be most comfortable with before experimenting, no?

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01-19-2011, 11:58 AM
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Was it his right shoulder or left that was hurt? That might explain it......or it could be the team that has his rights if not.

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01-19-2011, 11:58 AM
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Okposo Returns 11/20 vs. Capitals

Finally!

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01-19-2011, 12:06 PM
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Ahhh....Relief. I feel like I've been underwater the last 5 months.

To get a top-6 forward back into your lineup will only help. Now I hope the Okposo is TRULY healthy. A part of me says the year is a wash anyway so why not make sure he's 110% healthy? I don't want Okposo turning into another Martinek.

Cautiously optimistic/thrilled that he's back...

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01-19-2011, 12:16 PM
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They're transitioning Okposo back into the line up by playing him on his off-wing?

You'd think with the guy being rusty after all this time off, they'd put him in a spot he'd be most comfortable with before experimenting, no?

Especially having both Grabner and KO on their off-wings. Maybe they can switch when the coach isnt looking

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01-19-2011, 12:16 PM
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He'll be rusty, but I'm looking forward to this as a fresh start for Okposo. I hated that Gordon played him on the point on the PP. To me that's the last thing you'd ever want to do with a guy you want to be a power winger. The mindset of playing those two roles is totally inconsistent. I hope Capuano doesn't do the same ridiculous thing....

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01-19-2011, 12:18 PM
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on twitter they are saying the lines are as follows:

Moulson-Tavares-PAP
Okposo-Nielsen-Grabner
Colliton-Bailey-Comeau
Martin-Konopka-Gillies
not bad. i prefer joensuu and schremp over gillies and colliton but this is fine
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They're transitioning Okposo back into the line up by playing him on his off-wing?

You'd think with the guy being rusty after all this time off, they'd put him in a spot he'd be most comfortable with before experimenting, no?
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Was it his right shoulder or left that was hurt? That might explain it......or it could be the team that has his rights if not.
i think OTH has it. idk though, lets wait and see for thursday. not having schremp in over colliton and gillies is odd, and so is having grabner over comeau.

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01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
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01-19-2011, 12:31 PM
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So, because Bailey is playing like absolute dog-**** they refuse to give him a spark by pairing him with the winger in which he's had the most success?

Disagree.

I also disagree that he'd be playing on the LW instead of the RW and won't be playing with Tavares either.

But, I suppose that it's because he's been out all season so they want to let him work on his game a bit...on his off-wing...

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01-19-2011, 12:33 PM
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** The Rock voice**

FINALLY.... Okposo has come back to LONG ISLAND!!!!

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01-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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What a breath of fresh air. It's gonna feel right to see him skating again! :-)

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So pumped to see KO back in the lineup!

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01-19-2011, 12:55 PM
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01-19-2011, 12:56 PM
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nice to see him back but why didn't he get a condition stint in bp? would've been nice to see him go that route to get his confidence up before returning to the isle, no?

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** The Rock voice**

FINALLY.... Okposo has come back to LONG ISLAND!!!!
The Ok!

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01-19-2011, 02:00 PM
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I wish the lines looked like this instead...

Moulson-Tavares-PAP
Okposo-Bailey-Comeau
Colliton-Nielsen-Grabner
Martin-Konopka-Gillies

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01-19-2011, 02:03 PM
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THANK GOD!!!!! my favorite player returns...Awsome for the team and Kyle I wish they would just put him on his right side and let Bailey play left wing.....

.Bails-Frans-Okie would work or Martin in Bails place....I hope they dont plan on keeping KO apart from JT all year....Ko is the Power foward the JT needs to power the puck past the Blue line and set JT up.......


Is anyone else thinking its a little odd they have KO playing LW and with the rumors of Moulson be traded.....just a thought that crossed my mind.....

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