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Okposo already looking forward to next season

From Katie Strang of Newsday:

Okposo, who had two goals and three assists in nine games as an Islander, said this past year’s experiences will allow him to have a productive season in 2008. No NHL nerves to get out of the way, decisions to muddle his thoughts, no first goal as an Islander looming overhead (he netted the game-winner against New Jersey on March 21). He knows what to expect and how to prepare. He’s been getting up at 8 a.m. to complete cardio work, stairs and agility drills to improve his quickness. He said he wants to better his fast-twitch muscles and quicken his first step and three strides off the block.

Read the entire article here.

With a hectic season behind him, expect Okposo to flourish in 2008/09. The former Golden Gopher gives the Islanders a marketable young player and that is exactly what the organization needs. The standout forward has the skill and ability to be loved by fans on Long Island.

The Jets have gone from a team with seven injured players to two (Appleton & Gustafsson) but that number grew to three when defenceman Dylan DeMelo was added to the list.

The latest on the trio of skating wounded.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-coach-rick-bowness-gives-last-health-update-before-all-star-break/

Papers Update:

Scout's Analysis: How the Winnipeg Jets should approach trade deadline.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3756/

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