Okposo or Sheppard ?

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  1. GOHL

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    Hi
    Who do you take if you have to select one of them ? Any info on these players will be appreciated. I'd like to know with who in NHL we can compare them.

    Thank
     

  2. Neat comparison.

    I am a huge Sheppard fan. I love his game. Good size, solid skater (not incredible, but decent), GREAT on-ice vision, plays at all ends, and a good leader. I'm throwing a party if he falls to the Leafs.

    Okposo, I used to be not very high on, but I'm warming to him. Can't say I'd be depressed with him being selected #13 either. Good skill and power potential. I'll have to see him at UMinn, however, to make a real judgement. He's certainly rawer than Sheppard is, but he could really suprise.



    I really feel Okposo is a wild-card in this draft. I can see him going anywhere from the single digits to the late teens.

    Sheppard will not make it out of the lottery. I'd put money on that.
     
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    I've seen Sheppard 3 times and was impressed.

    Okposo, i've only read about and from what i've read he can be pretty darn good, better than Sheppard.
     
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    I'm hoping he goes right around #9. The ninth spot would be absolutely perfect, in my opinion.
     
  5. Anthony Mauro

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    I can see both of these guys both going top ten atleast.

    I love Okposo, but Sheppard is starting to make me think Ryan Getzlaf in terms of development because of his style right now and great hockey sense.
     

  6. This is hilarious...I'm also a the biggest Getzlaf homer outside of Anaheim or the 'Dub.

    I don't think Sheppard is at his level as a prospect, but I'd still love to have him. Short of Sundin (NTC, plus he's too important in Toronto) and Kaberle (we trade him, our defense is as bad as Pittsburgh's), I would give anyone else on the Leafs up for Getzlaf. Unfortunately for me, Anaheim would swiftly reject that deal...

    Sheppard isn't at that level, but he could potentially reach it.




    If you had brought Dustin Brown into the equation, that would be like "TransportedUpstater's future favorites...all in one list!"
     
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    Okposo has much more upside than Sheppard, IMO.
     

  8. Okposo is also rawer and less safe.
     
  9. GOHL

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    Mckeens question Sheppard heart and work ethic. Are you agree ?
     
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    McKeens are a bunch of idiots if they said that about Sheppard.

    He is a tireless worker on and off the ice.
     
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    I would agree with this man.
     
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    A lot of it is game by game basis and the scout might've caught him on an off night.
     
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    I've been doing a lot of research on Okposo and I'm totally on his bandwagon now. I definately think that he could be a 30-40 goal scorer.
     
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    The more I hear about this kid, the more I like him. But I have a bad feeling that we're not going to get a crack at him. He seems like the kind of guy that someone's going to grab a little earlier than #9.

    But you never know. We could get lucky. Just have to bide our time and wait to see how it turns out.
     
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    hes one of the 2 or 3 i could see breaking up the top 6
     
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    Sheppard just looks better than Okposo. I'm sure some team will take a chance on Okposo, and he may eventualy pass Sheppard, but I'll take a consistent no-nonsense forward over a wishy-washy one. Both have rather wicked names, though.

    And the only way people can question Sheppard's heart is because he always lets it bleed out on the ice.
     


  17. GREAT quote. :clap:
     
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    I'm a big fan of both, but they don't seem ready for the NHL yet, as Sheppard is a power forward with long development, and Okposo's still in the USHL. When will they reach the NHL?
     
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    What's "wishy-washy" about his game? I've only seen him play once, but he looked impressive to me. He follows along with everything I've read...witch is the exact opposite of "wishy-washy".
    :amazed: :amazed:
     

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