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KYLE OKPOSO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kyle Okposo’s Future With Islanders To Be Decided

Time flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday when the New York Islanders locked up Kyle Okposo to a five-year, $14 million contract extension following the 2010-11 season. Islanders fans were thrilled that Okposo, then 22, would be staying on Long Island for the next half-decade at seemingly great value. At the time he inked the extension, Okposo was a budding star. Kyle...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders forward Okposo returns vs. Rangers after missing 22 games

  Top-line forward Kyle Okposo is back in the New York Islanders' lineup Tuesday night for a key matchup against the New York Rangers after missing 22 games following emergency surgery to fix a detached retina. Okposo returned as the Islanders hosted the Rangers at Nassau Coliseum for the last time before the club relocates to Brooklyn next season. Okposo is still second on the...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Star Kyle Okposo Expected To Miss Six-To-Eight Weeks

The New York Islanders are going to have to survive without one of their top players for the final half of the 2014-15 season. On the first day back from the All-Star break, Islanders star Kyle Okposo missed practice before the team announced its first-line winger is expected to be out of the lineup for six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury. Head coach Jack Capuano confirmed...
Via Islanders Insight
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Kyle Okposo Goals During 2013-14 Season

The New York Islanders 2013-2014 season saw the breakthrough of one of their players, Kyle Okposo.  Okposo, a 26-year-old from St. Paul, Minnesota, had a personal record-breaking season with the Islanders. Scoring a total of 27 goals, 42 assists, and 69 points, Okposo proved instrumental to the team on a few different occasions. Here’s a look at his top five moments for the season...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How Kyle Okposo projects for the New York Islanders

You might not have noticed – hockey fans don’t typically notice what’s going on in Uniondale, NY – but Kyle Okposo is putting together a seriously impressive season for the New York Islanders. Naturally, it begs the question: is this a breakout year for Okposo and the kind of standard he’ll meet for the duration of his career, or merely the product of a perfect storm? Whatever...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Okposo rallies Islanders to 4-3 SO win over Flyers

Kyle Okposo scored the tying goal on a power play late in regulation and then netted the decisive tally in the shootout for the New York Islanders, who rallied past Philadelphia 4-3 Monday to earn a rare win over the Flyers. The Islanders used a dominant third period to erase a 3-1 deficit and force overtime. Brock Nelson made it a one-goal game at 8:16, and Okposo tied it with...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders broadcaster Howie Rose calls Okposo snub a “huge injustice”

          After USA Hockey released its 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday after the Winter Classic, many fans and pundits took to social media and various websites to lambaste the roster. The biggest cause for the vitriol was due to three players being left off of the roster: Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders, and Keith...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Okposo scores in OT to lift Islanders over Blackhawks

Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead on Thursday night. One day after Okposo was disappointed by not being chosen for the U.S. Olympic team, he snapped a drive past goalie Corey Crawford -- drawing chants of ''U-S-A! U-S-A!'' as he was interviewed on the ice. Casey Cizikas scored in...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

After Olympic Snub, Kyle Okposo Scores OT Winner Against Blackhawks, Islanders Crowd Chants ‘USA, USA!’ (Video)

Kyle Okposo didn’t get selected to the United States men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which was revealed on Wednesday. His omission sparked a fierce debate because he was certainly deserving of a spot on the final 25-man squad. The New York Islanders forward turned his frustration into motivation on Thursday night and gave his team a much-needed win...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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