Archive for March 17th, 2008


Monday, March 17th, 2008

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Okposo Finally on Long Island!

Islanders Rumors & News

The long anticipated arrival of Kyle Okposo at Nassau Coliseum has finally arrived. Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Islanders fans will have the opportunity to be the first to see the highly touted prospect in an Islanders jersey.

Not since goalie Rick DiPietro was drafted has an Islanders rookie had so much hype. But ever since arriving in Bridgeport, Okposo has lived up to chatter. Okposo has tallied 24 points(8 goals and 16 assists) in 29 games. Kyle is a playmaking forward who is hard to move off the puck. He is also very creative, performing some plays that are out of the ordinary. His most famous of these plays is this one. Greg Logan of Newsdayasked defenseman Matt Spillerabout Okposo’s talent for moving the puck:

“For sure, he can make those passes you think some guys can’t make,” Spiller said. “It’s pretty fun watching him.”

The Islanders drafted Okposo with the 7th overall pick in the 2006 draft after having a stellar season with the Des Moines Buccaneers …

Sabathia could be in pinstripes in ’09

Yankees Rumors & News

Yesterday at Legends Field, the Yankees and Indians faced off. The starting pitchers were Chien-Ming Wang against C.C. Sabathia respectively, a rematch of Game 1 of last year’s Divison Series. Just another Spring Training game to most but to the Yankees and their front office, it was an up close look at a potential ace that could be in pinstripes in 2009 .

It’s a subject thats sure to be brought up multiple times over the course of the season. That’s because Sabathia is a free agent at year’s end and will not have any discussions over a new contract during the season. He has already turned down a four-year $68 million dollar contract extentsion from Cleveland. Sabathia for the time being has his sights set on the upcoming season.

“I’m just thinking about this season right now,” Sabathia said after allowing three runs over four innings against the Yankees. “I think we’ve got a good chance with the team we’re bringing back and that’s all I’m really focusing on. At the …

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