Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio covered Kyle Okposo's first practice and had his commnets on why he left Minnesota and downplayed friction with Don Lucia as well as Matt Keith's first comments along with more changes to the lineup and the upcoming game in Binghampton Friday night. Jack Capunao comments on Okposo as well as him being his coach on the 2005 under 18 team where he was named captain by the players.
"A lot went into the decision," he said. "I mulled it over. I weighed the positives and negatives. I made the best choice, for myself and my career."
"The first thing that comes to mind is, obviously, his character," Capuano said. "We let the kids vote on the captaincy, and it was unanimous: Everybody voted for Kyle. That tells you one thing about him, he's a high-character kid."
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Binghamton Senators
WHEN — Tonight, 7:05
WHERE — Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, N.Y.
ON THE AIR — Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com
Newsday's page has video of Kyle Okposo's practice.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann had Kyle Okposo's comments on his first practice with Jack Capuano and Jeff Tambellini also giving their thoughts.
"I haven't played a game in professional hockey yet and I'm getting attention," he said in the minor-league Bridgeport Sound Tigers' dressing room as his new teammates gawked at the media cluster around his stall. "A lot of the guys here have already proven themselves. So maybe I'm not as worthy as them. But it's going to happen and I'm prepared for it."
"He's a talented player to start with, so that should help him make the jump," said Tambellini, who has spent parts of the past two seasons with the big club. "He's a great kid, really humble. He should fit right in."
Newsday: Mark Herrmann had a blog on his trip to Bridgeport to see Kyle Okposo's first practice.
"Just trying to get me back in game shape," he said, adding that when you haven't been on the ice in a while, "the legs start to go, the hands start to go a little bit. But I was good at the end."
Press & Sun Bulletin: Michael Sharp who covers the Binghampton Senators has comments on Kyle Okposo and previews the game on Friday.