Player Discussion Kyle Okposo

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  1. Smiling Ivan

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    I think it's safe to say that the Kyle Okposo School of Fighting will never be a big thing.
     
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    What was he thinking? Man this is not good.
     
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    As with anything, there are grades of concussion.

    But man, this isn't good for him.
     
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    Any kind of concussion has got to be amplified with Kyle due to his history. At this point in his life, is it even worth it anymore?
     
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    I wouldn't think so.....but I'm not a professional athlete who lives/loves what he does. I just hope he's getting good, sound medical advice and is making the best decision for his long-term health.

    If that means he retires at the end of the season (or now), so be it.
     
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    I think the fight started in an awkward way that didn't have really any time for teammates to jump-in and change the course of. Okposo accepted and threw down rather quick.
     
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    He should retire for medical reasons. What happens if a player who's had multiple concussions decides to retire as far as his contract and the salary cap goes? It's scientific fact that once concussed the probability for future concussions increases. But you have many players who've had more than one concussion keep playing. So can the team deny a player the money left on his contract? Can the league deny a team putting a player like Okposo on LTIR rather than him retiring? And then you have insurance companies, i'm guessing they would take the position that Okposo is not permanently disabled and it's his choice to retire so they won't pay out the rest of his contract.
     
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    I totally agree.
    I remember in the olden days, the Flyers Behn Wilson, who was a dangerous fighter, went after one of our skill players, and Danny Gare gave him a vicious two hander right across the neck .
    These Sabres are soft.
     
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    Talk about putting the cart before the horse sheesh.
     
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    As far as retiring is concerned, concussions aren't treated any differently than anything else. I think the options are either Okposo straight-up retires, but I think that forfeits the rest of his salary (but gets him off the books entirely). The other option is quasi-retirement (like Hossa). Take a physical every year, fail it......get placed on LTIR from Day 1. Only way that really hoses us is that it'd cut into our 10% overage during the summer, but that's not really a concern at this point...........and likely won't be for the remainder of his contract.
     
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    3rd man in penalty. This isn't that hard to understand. Kyle squared up with the dude on his own, why do other teammates need to jump in at that time?
     
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    I despise that phoney lying snake Bedsheet Boy but if the next time the Leafs face the rags he grabs that miserable **** DeAngelo by his neck and beats 7 shades of crap out of him I think I would completely forgive him (note: Kyle is probably his best friend in the whole world).
     
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    Kyle is very much a family guy. After the hospital incident i felt he realized what was really important for him in life. I'm convinced he is considering the option of retirement right now.
     
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    If someone had done that literally nobody with an IQ higher than a head of lettuce would've complained.
     
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    O-l-O-F-S-S-O-N

    Please !!’
     
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    I missed the game. Did anyone go after DeScumbagalo later in the period?
     
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    I honestly don't know what I'd do with $20 million sitting on the table. Probably exactly what he's going to do, which is recover and work his way back to health, then play as safe as a game as possible.
     
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    Maybe, but it's a logical option.

    Retire Kyle.

    What a crazy year. The Sabres could potentially get out from under 2 heavy contracts for underperforming players because of head-related health issues. How ****ed.
     
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    Good guy, really bad decision.
     
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    I don't think he played again.
     
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    Just ugh.

    Also, how did the doctors not catch this earlier? It's been days since this game.
     
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    We hired the Mets doctors apparently.
     
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    Concussion symptoms are not always immediate. Sometimes they take a day or two to truly develop.
     
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    3rd man in rule doesn't preclude a Sabre from getting between the two of them and restraining Okposo.

    exactly
     
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