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02-26-2011, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post

Very incomplete players.

Even some of the Omark backers have acknowledged that Omark developed bad habits playing against lesser competition for too long. One gets the sense Linus didn't mind massaging his ego for years (and no reason) playing weak opponents in leagues with very little defense and subpar goaltending.

Did all that time really help him prepare for the game over here?
There was a quote when he was in the minors. Something about he was never really forced to play much of a defensive system in Sweden or the KHL.

You think he is bad now. You should have seen his first month or two in the AHL. He would be by the face off dot in his own zone. He would a attempt crazy saucer or flip in the air passes through 2 or 3 opposing players right in his own teams slot area. I do not even mean forward passes, it would be in somewhat straight lines to the opposite face off dot area. All the time in his own zone. The opposing teams got some grade A chances knocking those sorts of passes down in the slot.

He actually has come a long ways since then at getting that stuff out of his game. Obviously he still has a ways to go though. I do like the kids desire to fight for the puck and then try to protect it in the trenches of the O zone though.

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