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Okposo All-star! The Right Choice?


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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.

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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!