Okposo

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by VanW27, Apr 5, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. VanW27

    VanW27 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    halifax,n.s.
    Home Page:
    Boby Mac recently reported that Kyle Okposo could go in the top 5:

    He hasnt got any attention compared to other players expected to go in the top 10 and i know almost nothing about him, can anyone give me some info and stats on him? Has anyone seen him play? Also most scouting services have him going 8-12, what are the chances he goes top 5.
     
  2. Form and Substance

    Form and Substance Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What? is he this year's Jack Skille?
     
  3. Garp

    Garp Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    Here
    That's what I was thinking too...
     
  4. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    22,630
    Likes Received:
    480
    Trophy Points:
    199
    Occupation:
    Contract manager
    Location:
    Murica

    He doesn't get a lot of pub playing in the USHL but is a very impressive prospect. I wouldn't consider his skills top notch per se, but he is a very effective player who has some dangle and can play the game anyway you want it. He's also got good size, defensive awareness, skating, and leadership abilities. Frankly I think he and Toews make for a better comparison than Kessel and Toews.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2006
  5. X-SHARKIE

    X-SHARKIE Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    9,362
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Janesville Wisconsin
    Home Page:
    I have fallen in love with Okposo's game this year long before this recent blurb, and he confirmed my thoughts a few nights ago in Green Bay with more stellar play in the playoffs.

    Okposo is 6-0 but you never see him get knocked off his feet, he thrives in traffic and likes to go straite to the heart of it, hes' fearless. Plus he can manuever in traffic and has such strong hands and puck protection, he can handle the puck with players all over him. His speed is very good, excellent first step, great bursts of speed in tight and to the outside, wins a lot of foot races. He never quits, goes hard every play, forechecks hard and back checks equally. Creates scoring chances every shift and loves to attack the net and use his slick wrist shot. I've seen him make some nice plays moving the puck as well...he finishes checks hard. Complete player really.

    The knock on him, is that he lacks game breaking skill but he has enough of it to land on a top line some day IMO. He has top end skill with a top end work ethic and head for the game, he appears to be nothing short of a coaches dream and if i'm picking around 5th overall I would take a chance on him.


    He's done it every where he has gone, USHL regular season and playoffs, Shattuck, U-18's, U-17's, was great at the Viking Cup this season. He knows how to play every night, he has that consistancy to him.
     
  6. usiel

    usiel Aegrescit medendo Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2002
    Messages:
    10,858
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    musician/ts
    Location:
    Klendathu
    Home Page:
    So a 2nd/3rd line scoring winger upside?
     
  7. Seph

    Seph Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    17,340
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Oregon
    Home Page:
    But what in all that puts him over someone like Mueller or Staal, at least one of whom he'd have to beat out to go top 5?
     
  8. MN_Gopher

    MN_Gopher Registered User

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    medical
    Location:
    Mpls
    Home Page:
    I think they are both Nigerian partially so the comparision is obvious. He could be like Iginla. Does everything, a bull dozer on skates that scores.
     
  9. clay

    clay Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Vancouver
    That's a pretty good analogy. Brassard is a Jeff Carter of '03.
     
  10. pei fan

    pei fan Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that.Care to elaborate?
     
  11. Gopher_Nut

    Gopher_Nut Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I hope this analysis is dead on!! Wish I had a chance to see him play. I'm excited about seeing him and Eric Johnson in a Gopher jersey next yr!! IMO, they provide exactly what we were missing this yr......Grit and strength!! We've lost two great players in Potulny & Irman, hopefully that's it....Kessel & Wheeler, IMO, need at least 1 more yr before jumping, I hope they stay.
    :yo: :yo:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"