Chance to win Stanley Cup sold Okposo on Sabres
Okposo left the New York Islanders on Friday, signing a seven-year deal with Buffalo reportedly worth $42 million.
"What sold me was the chance to win a Stanley Cup," Okposo said, according to the Times Herald's Bill Hoppe. "I think we have a lot of pieces in play that can help us achieve that goal."
The Sabres are rebuilding, but landing Okposo - who's posted 50 or more points in each of the last three seasons, and 60 or more in two of the last three - is a coup. He was one of the most coveted free-agent forwards on the market.
"He's got superstar status, and you definitely need that to win a Stanley Cup," he said.
Okposo added that there were no negotiations between his camp and the Islanders upon the conclusion of the season.