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#1 yse325

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:44 AM

I love Okposo and he is a deserving selection from the Sabres. However, I actually think that Risto has been our best player YTD.

Thoughts?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:49 AM

Risto needs the rest.


I'll say this:  I don't care if *any* Sabre makes the all-star team.  I just want them to win games.  Sabres games.  All-star games are a distraction from the goal.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:56 AM

Risto needs the rest.


I'll say this:  I don't care if *any* Sabre makes the all-star team.  I just want them to win games.  Sabres games.  All-star games are a distraction from the goal.

 

That and the D chosen from the atlantic are Karlsson, Weber and Hedman.

 

Maybe Samson could have gotten the nod over Okposo don't know.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:57 AM

I also think Risto has been our best player to date, but looking at the Dmen who made it from the Atlantic...rightly or wrongly, there's no way Risto was cracking that group.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:32 AM

Yup, with those reasons working against Ristolainen, I think Okposo was a deserving choice. Tied for lead in Sabres points, first in goals.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

Ristolainen's been the best Sabre but he doesn't deserve to beat any of those others out.

Glad that he & O'Reilly aren't going. Opkoso's deserving, but would've liked to see what one ofvthe 2 #2's could've done.

Next year.

#7 bob_sauve28

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

Can't complain at all! Wish Risto could go, too 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:15 PM

Perfect choice!

Until we win a playoff round, we're not getting more than one representative from our team (barring an insane midway point total). In a couple years, we'll hopefully have Eichel, Reinhart, Ristolainen, O'Reilly, and a mysterious TBD player, competing for multiple spots. Until that day, let the guy who's been consistently good in the league, and consistently (only one scoring slump) been good for us this season, our scoring leader at the time of voting, etc., do the representing. Happiness for Mr. Okposo!



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

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#10 Jacque Richard

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:19 PM

15 goals says a lot to me. Nice pickup by Murray

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

15 goals says a lot to me. Nice pickup by Murray


As much as I like GMTM, it wasn't like Okposo was an unproven commodity.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:09 PM

I also think Risto has been our best player to date, but looking at the Dmen who made it from the Atlantic...rightly or wrongly, there's no way Risto was cracking that group.

 

Just a bad format, all star game should be east vs west best players, now they pick via division.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:20 AM

As much as I like GMTM, it wasn't like Okposo was an unproven commodity.

 

Neither was Moulson, who unproved himself after the free agent signing.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:40 AM

As much as I like GMTM, it wasn't like Okposo was an unproven commodity.

 

Yeah, i'm not sure how much credit Murray should really get for signing the top free agent besides Stamkos. If he gets credit for hitting the jackpot with Okposo, does he get credit for drafting Eichel too?



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Rasmus is listed on the all star rosters. no Kyle listed today



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Rasmus is listed on the all star rosters. no Kyle listed today

 

Whoa...what's going on?

 

EDIT:  Where are you reading this?  nhl.com still has Okposo.  And why would they replace a forward with a defenseman?

 

EDIT 2:  Nothing on twitter about this and Harrington tweeted something about Okposo within the last half hour or so.  Whatchu tryin' to do to me, drunk one?


Edited by Eleven, 28 January 2017 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:05 PM

ok.... strange. i went back to check again and it is showing Okposo now. something glitched the matrix



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

ok.... strange. i went back to check again and it is showing Okposo now. something glitched the matrix

 

NE'O LIVES!



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:16 PM

What in the hell does snoop dog have to with all star game. What a joke

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

What in the hell does snoop dog have to with all star game. What a joke


How dare they mess with the sanctity of the NHL All-Star game!! 🙃

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:44 AM

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Okposo is on the dark side?   :blink:  

 

 

Where's the thumbnail from BRAWNDO'S post?  There are times I dislike present day technology. 


Edited by GoPre, 29 January 2017 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Okposo is on the dark side?   :blink:  
 
 
Where's the thumbnail from BRAWNDO'S post?  There are times I dislike present day technology.


He's on the Dark side because it's a play on Kylo Ren. That's who he's made to look like in the image. Kyle-O. Pretty clever actually.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:25 PM

He's on the Dark side because it's a play on Kylo Ren. That's who he's made to look like in the image. Kyle-O. Pretty clever actually.

 

Lando's got some 'splainin to do. :)



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

Lando's got some 'splainin to do. :)


:lol: