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07-31-2012, 12:16 AM
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Last year was bad for Omark. He got injured early and never got back on track. If he still has an NHL dream his best option is to sign his qualifying offer, accept a demotion to the AHL and try to gain some scout interest with strong play down there. Or get picked up on waivers going down and secure a roster spot that way. He has top 6 NHL skill, no doubt. But he needs to add more dimensions to his game if he wants to stick in the NHL.

He has very little trade value. Sure he has his golden hands, but size is still a priority for GMs and Omark has none of it. Add to that the fact that he doesn't have elite speed to compensate, and that equals many GMs preferring to give their own kids a shot.

Shame, I do like the guy. I hope he works on his skating, defense and shooting and earns a real shot somewhere in the NHL. Preferably somewhere out east, if he improves on all three.

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