Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Linus Omark signs a 1-year deal with EV Zug (Switzerland)
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08-29-2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Luck 6 View Post
I don't understand why teams don't trade players like Omark before they sign in Europe. Why wouldn't EDM move his rights for a 4th rounder to a team like OTT or PHX for example? It was the same thing with Shirokov. By most accounts, the guy was ready to play in the NHL and he never got his chance with the Canucks. It was a numbers game sure, but why not give him a chance and move him for an asset? Shirokov's situation bugs me more than Omark's as at least Omark got some NHL games in. Shirokov got none despite impressing in the AHL for 2 full seasons, now he's back in the KHL putting up close to PPG numbers.
They've been trying to move his rights for months now. ST said after the draft that he let everyone know Omark was available and he didn't get a bite.

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