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05-16-2009, 11:27 PM
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It's not about guaranteeing him an NHL spot, it should not be done unless we are talking about Malkin, Ovechkin, etc. However trying to chince out on the AHL contract (which Omark clearly didn't appreciate) that is negotiating dirty IMO. At least reward him for coming over and working on his game in North America if he isn't quite ready for giving up a chance at the big bucks in Europe. That was my biggest issue with the negotiations.
He wanted a guarantee to be in the NHL and a one-way contract. The Oilers couldn't give him a one-way contract as it would be breaking the CBA rule. Omark wanted a guarantee roster spot in the NHL and the Oilers wouldn't give it to him. He had to earn a spot and it appears Omark didn't want to do that. Is Omark your son that you're defending Omark in order to criticize the Oilers?
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