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KYLE OKPOSO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Okposo gives Sabres 3-2 OT win against Red Wings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Okposo scored a power-play goal 4:34 into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist, and Sam Reinhart also scored to help the Sabres overcome a pair of one-goal deficits. Anders Nilsson made 32 saves for Buffalo, which has won two straight against Detroit...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Memories Remain as Okposo faces Islanders in Brooklyn

NEW YORK – Kyle Okposo had already faced his former team last week, but being back in Brooklyn was still an odd feeling for the former Islander. Friday was the first time Okposo returned to the Barclays Center with the Buffalo Sabres after signing a seven-year, $42 million deal with them during the offseason. “I didn’t know where to go,” Okposo said ahead of Friday night’s...
Via Islanders Insight
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo, Ryan O’Reilly, Rasmus Ristolainen All Lead Way For Sabres In Points

If you look at the Buffalo Sabres’ stats so far this season, you’ll see a three-way tie in points. That’s because right wing Kyle Okposo, center Ryan O’Reilly and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen all have contributed with eight points. Okposo and O’Reilly have been scoring and assist threats, while all eight of Ristolainen’s points have come off helpers. Hear more about...
Via NESN.com
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues, Kings, Wild and Red Wings are believed to have an interest in Okposo. Sounds...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request

Today it was announced by Arthur Staple of Newsday that Travis Hamonic now wishes to stay with the New York Islanders. Hamonic, who is from Manitoba originally, had expressed interest in moving closer to home. Hamonic has gone through a fair amount of tragedy in his young life. His father passed away at 44 after having a heart attack in his sleep. This tragedy was featured on an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders call out 'awful' ice at the Barclays Center

Things aren’t pretty inside the Barclays Center. As the New York Islanders attempt to close the year out strong and claim a playoff spot, the ice at the Barclays Center has become a huge issue which has the club talking. Following a recent win in the shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Isles discussed the awful ice conditions. Via the New York Post, Kyle Okposo had...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Okposo Silences Cannons In Columbus

The Islanders were able to avoid the shootout, but needed overtime to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 at Nationwide Arena Saturday night. During the three-on-three overtime, Kyle Okposo made an excellent defensive play to break up a Blue Jackets rush and set up a two-on-none breakaway. Josh Bailey took the puck in all alone and dropped the puck for Okposo who tallied the game...
Via Islanders Insight
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Okposo scores sweet shootout goal

When you are in your contract year, everything becomes amplified times a million. Kyle Okposo is aware of that fact and by golly, he wants to be worth every penny come next summer. Michael Neuvrith still almost saved it after getting deked out of his skates. I am still trying to catch my breath. Wow.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  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

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
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