Thread: Confirmed with Link: The Omark Thread: Willing to play in the AHL?
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10-16-2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nsoilfan View Post
omark is not a bad player in the NHL his problem is he is a tweener.

should play the top 6 at the NHL level but he is not quite as good as the top 6 or 9 we have at the moment.

there just isnt the opportunity for him.

he could be a press box player but we have those reserved for tough guys

there is nothing wrong with omark he just isnt a better player than the players ahead of him.

hall ebs
nail hemsky
smyth gags
PRV

i think if given the right situation could be a good player in the NHL for a few years. i dont see him having a long NHL career unless he can carve out a niche. which he is very close to doing....pp specialist/ shoot out specialist/ 4th line
The Oilers have an embarrassment of riches on the wings, I don't even see a spot for PRV here anymore. Not enough offense for the top 6 and not enough jam for the bottom 6.

I've tried to imagine him being a defensive conscience and puck retriever who could just be slightly useful on offense to compliment a line with 2 good players but it's painful to watch him in the offensive zone and he's soft as Hemsky. He has nhl speed and he's blah in every other category.

I dunno if patience is going to pay off here, we have zero need for what he brings to the table and I'm not even sure what that is. If he has trade value right now I think we need to pounce on that.

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