With the Islanders in a bit of a downcycle and fans looking for quick-fix answers to the team's scoring woes, the Islander hype machine has turned its focus towards Kyle Okposo. And while he's nowhere near ready to play with the big club, it is nice to see some attention from the parent team going his way.
An added bonus is that we don't have to do our jobs today; you can read all of the press directly from the source(s):
First off, Newsday's Greg Logan captured GM Garth Snow's thoughts on Kyle here. The part about Kyle is toward the end of the column, and I think Snow gives an honest assessment of KO's season so far.
If that doesn't whet your appetite for Kyle media coverage, Dee Karl (the 7th Woman) alerted us to a new video clip recently posted on Islanders TV. From the Islanders homepage you'll want to select Multimedia on the top tool bar, click on Islanders TV from the drop-down menu just below, and proceed to Islanders Insider on the right and then finally Isles Files. You should see a video entitled "I on the Future - Kyle Okposo," and it's an interview with the man himself. It runs about 4 minutes.
Speaking of the man, he and his Gophers will travel to Grand Forks, North Dakota to take on University of North Dakota Friday and Saturday nights. They should be two highly competitive contests.
As always, check back with us for the results of Kyle's weekend.