Just thought I'd start a thread to get people's general thoughts on Kyle Okposo as the new season (hopefully) rolls around. I've been giving some thought into how to value Okposo going into this season, and I've kind of been back and forth.
- Played a decent amount of time ES with Tavares and Moulson and was pretty good while he was there. Not just referring to the numbers, but I remember watching a handful of games that Okposo played on that line and the three of them looked great.
- PA Parenteau is gone, who typically took a decent amount of time on JT's wing in the past.
- Been waiting on a big breakout from this guy for a couple of seasons now and typically we've been left wanting more.
- Brad Boyes looks like he could step into the role of filling in that #1 RW spot at ES, which would significantly impact Okposo's chances IMO.
http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=640423For now, it appears Boyes -- who turned 30 in April -- will be penciled in to replace Parenteau on New York's top line alongside John Tavares -- one of the game's evolving superstars -- and Matt Moulson, who reached the 30-goal plateau for a third straight season in 2011-12. Indeed, it's a golden opportunity for Boyes to regain that scoring touch he had with the Blues.
What do you guys think?