Player Discussion Kyle Okposo

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  1. ZZamboni

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    First and MOST important.... I hope he’s ok.

    I’m worried about him.
     
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    1972 "Craigs on it"

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    BOGO isn't a bum, he's a leader on this team.
     
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    In fairness, Moulson was already on the wrong side of 30 when we inked him to that deal. It was foreseeable stupid. It was less foreseeable that Okposo, who still has a couple under seasons left, would fall off a cliff so quickly. All that said, yup. The big UFA contract for a winger almost always backfires.
     
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    It'd still be a bad idea, but I'd at least understand the motivation/emotion a bit more. This.. just seems like the most ill-conceived fight ever. Hope the dude is ok, I've always liked him as a player and no one should have to go through concussion issues- but jeez, don't make it worse for yourself, either.
     
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    I guess that's why we are in this position we are in with this leadership..very disappointed in Bogo in last month
     
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    *whispers* maybe they should trade Skinner?
     
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    *YELLS* NO!
     
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    Ok, sure, but Husko’s point is, every big winger signing blows up within a couple of years. Tell me why Skinner’s deal won’t blow up within 3 years?
     
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    Because he's younger and a much better player than KO and Moulson were when we signed them?
     
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    1972 "Craigs on it"

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    Really? We are in the position because we don't have depth. It's got nothing to do with leadership. Leadership might be one of the most overrated things the the NHL in terms making the playoffs.
     
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    To be fair he has had life threatening injuries that changed his career.
     
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    Yeah, Skinner is a genuine elite player, unlike most of the wingers that bust. I think I’m on board with signing him, especially since we really need to be treating Dahlins ELC as a window. But I’d also do so knowing very well the last couple years of the deal will probably be no good.
     
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    No we are in this position because 1 are veterans suck ànd 2 we have a GM who did NOTHING when this team started spiralling
     
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    and after a big year, the players could hold out for more money even with a contract, just like in the NFL
     
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    Lets see

    Moulson and Okposo were trash skaters in their prime. Skinner is elite. Okposo was 28 and a half to start his first season here and Moulson 30. Skinner is 26 until May. He has THREE seasons left before he turns 30.

    Oh and Skinner>>>Moulson or Okposo in primes.


    Comparing Skinner to those bums is a slap in the face to an elite goal scorer.
     
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    Dump the salary cap, ban the no trade clause, and allow teams to retain up to 100% of salary for traded players. Terry Pegula needs to release his inner Steinbrenner.
     
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    Are we comparing Moulson who just sucked to suicidal brain damaged from concussion Okposo?
     
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    How much more brain damage can he reasonably take? The brain can recover from a lot but seriously, Franzen can’t even play with his kids.
    LTIR must be an option and he should take it. He has two kids...

    Edit: Apparently didn’t get one in the fight but still 4 or 5 in a little over two years now, right?
     
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    Bogo absolutely sucks... when is the last time he’s put a body on someone?

    He passively mirrors guys and then looks shocked when the puck is somehow in the back of the net.

    If Bogo is a leader on this team, therein lies the problem.
     
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    Are the Sabres in any Cap trouble? Murray signed and took on some big contracts I thought. Ristolainen, Moulson, Okposo, Bogosian are names that I can think of. Hopefully Skinner fits in.
     
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    Moulson, Pominville both roll off so that's 10.6 million right there.
     
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    It's less concerning now... but more concerning in a few years when Dahlin, Reinhart, maybe Mitts depending on how he develops, need 2nd and 3rd contacts.

    Of course a lot of things could happen to make that situation better (moving longer term albatrosses like Okposo) or worse (more bad overpriced pickups) regardless of whatever deal Skinner might get.

    EDIT: The nice thing is, Okposo is the only contract on the team right now that scares me. Pominville, Sobotka, Bogosian, Scandella, Sheary, Beaulieu, Hunwick are all the bigger $$ guys (not counting Eichel/Risto since they're worth the money IMO)... but they're ALL gone in a year or two tops. There's going to be a ton of turnover and cap opening up in the next few years.

    It's on Botts to turn those open roster spots and freed up cap space into something good... which I know people don't trust him to do at this point... but I suddenly got a lot more optimistic about our overall situation. :nod: A lot of these Botts vet pickups may have been swings and misses talent/productivity-wise, but damn if it isn't going to work out pretty smoothly from a cap perspective.
     
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    Don't forget Berglands contract off as well
     
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    And just one more year of Sobotka's contract.
     
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    Some players. A very small percentage.

    You know what also happens in the nfl? 90% of the players get treated like disposable meat.

    Trust me, there is no players union in the world that would trade the rights and operating system of the nhl for the nfl.

    Not too mention only a dozen or so players could really benefit from the holdout for more money strategy, in comparison to dozens that are way overpaid and would get cut.
     
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