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Report: Isles open contract talks with Okposo

The New York Islanders and Kyle Okposo have begun talks on the right wing signing a multi-year contract extension prior to the upcoming season, according to a report by The Fourth Period.Okposo is in the final campaign of his five-year, $14 million contract, during which he is owed $4.5 million. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has established a connection with fellow linemate and...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders facing tough decision with Okposo

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Islanders find themselves at an interesting crossroads. Finally, after years of ineptitude, the Islanders find themselves in a position where they could be a contender over the next several years thanks to a ton of young, exciting talent and finally having the supplementary pieces in place. The thing about building a contender, however...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: The First Line

No, I don’t know what the Islanders lines will look like once they drop the puck on October 9th in Brooklyn, when the Chicago Blackhawks come to town and open up Barclays Center in grand style. But we can go from experience and outright guessing for this exercise. It is August after all, where hockey news goes to hibernate for another four weeks before training camp opens league...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 8/10/2015

Kyle Okposo has gotten a lot of the attention due to the fact that he is able to become a unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but he is not the only one. Frans Nielsen‘s contract also expires and he puts the Islanders in a bit of a tricky situation. The Danish forward has often been relied upon to matchup with opponents’ top line and provide consistent offensive...
Via Islanders Insight
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders And Okposo Focus Eyes On Contract

One thing we know as the calendar flipped into August – a wasteland for hockey news – is that the Islanders view Kyle Okposo as a major part of the future of this franchise. One they hope will one day join his teammates in lifting the Stanley Cup and celebrating a championship for the first time since 1983. Even though that moment would happen on the ice in Brooklyn rather than...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 20, 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...
March 23, 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...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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