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#681 LTS

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Posted Yesterday, 11:47 AM

Okposo to my knowledge has never played his off wing 5v5 in the NHL. Reinhart has not either except for a couple shifts this season. Why force them to do it when you don't have to?

 

Well, he's not lighting it up right now.  So why not?

 

I am sure there are a lot of reasons.  At this point, with the way the Sabres are performing I am not sure I would pencil in anyone for any position definitively.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:50 AM

Off wing can also be tricky on the breakouts, where a lot of passes will be on your backhand. If you cut to the middle to be on your forehand you need to look out for a Scott Stevens type of hit.

Your shooting angles are far superior.

Like many things in life, it's finding the right balance and comfort level.

 

This. I'm mostly a left-shooting RW and the zone exit thing is real. But so are the benefits for setting up the quick wrister.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:25 PM

I think Okposo is already worse than Moulson was during his first year here.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:29 PM

I think Okposo is already worse than Moulson was during his first year here.

The guy was in the icu in what May? Maybe cut him a little slack.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

The guy was in the icu in what May? Maybe cut him a little slack.

Nowhere did I say it was his fault. But I think it's true.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

:flirt:

He'll get one tonight. Bank it.


Nope. Sam's still gonna be oh-fer after today in that category, looks like.

Edited by Thorny, Yesterday, 08:36 PM.