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Okposo Hospitalized - Update: Reportedly Doing "Much Better"


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#161 North Buffalo

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:06 AM

I assume you are talking typical VIP porotocol, not actual care of KO. Makes sense.



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

. I assume you are talking typical VIP porotocol, not actual care of KO. Makes sense.

I think he's talking specific care of KO, but I could be wrong. 



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

This still sounds very shaky as to whether he will regain full health, let alone be able to play NHL hockey this fall.

 

I like Okposo's game but I think he was damaged goods when we got him. The detached retina is a very serious injury for a hockey player, especially with the continuing possibility of concussions. I want him to be well and stay well with that kind of injury for sure. It doesn't appear to be much precedent or timetable for his injury....I think Okposo as a reliable part of this roster, is just as you say, shaky.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Hmmm.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

Hmmm.

 

If the Sabres trade Kane and Okposo isn't able to continue longterm because of health reasons, there's an immediate lack of scoring without replacement right there. And the Sabres just came back from a historically low goal scoring drought. I think you keep Kane in case Okposo doesn't pan out.


Edited by Marvelo, 09 June 2017 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:31 PM

If the Sabres trade Kane and Okposo isn't able to continue longterm because of health reasons, there's an immediate lack of scoring without replacement right there. And the Sabres just came back from a historically low goal scoring drought. I think you keep Kane in case Okposo doesn't pan out.


Let's just hope that Botterill has the information necessary to make an informed decision. I would think Kane isn't dealt unless JBot is reasonably confident Okposo will be suiting up for the Sabres.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:49 AM

Actual, and good, news re: KO. Expected to be ready for camp.

https://www.nhl.com/...amp/c-289955088

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

Let's just hope that Botterill has the information necessary to make an informed decision. I would think Kane isn't dealt unless JBot is reasonably confident Okposo will be suiting up for the Sabres.

He sounded confident when asked about Okposo yesterday.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

He sounded confident when asked about Okposo yesterday.


Good news, especially considering the latest reports. Relieving to know he's feeling better.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

Let's just hope that Botterill has the information necessary to make an informed decision. I would think Kane isn't dealt unless JBot is reasonably confident Okposo will be suiting up for the Sabres.

I don't think Okposo affects what we do with Kane at all 



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I don't think Okposo affects what we do with Kane at all 

totally agree...I think we move Kane because there is this new  mandate to have good, issue-free locker-room and Kane with his previous issues is a sure victim of this...just as we never seriously considered Tochett because of his previous "issues"



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:43 AM

totally agree...I think we move Kane because there is this new mandate to have good, issue-free locker-room and Kane with his previous issues is a sure victim of this...just as we never seriously considered Tochett because of his previous "issues"


And Kane has no issues in the Sabres locker room. So why is that a thing?

Edited by PromoTheRobot, 16 June 2017 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:33 PM

And Kane has no issues in the Sabres locker room. So why is that a thing?


This.