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The Omark Thread: Willing to play in the AHL?
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10-22-2012, 02:56 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
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Even if I wished it were otherwise, I think it's perfectly clear that Omark and the Oilers are through with each other. As such, his only value to this club is in whatever trading away his rights can get us. He maximizes that value by showing his potential as an elite playmaker/scorer, not by trying to develop the skills of a penalty killer/third line plug.
I don't think it's personal. If we suddenly had an opening, I'm sure he'd get a shot.
There's just no room on the roster with the set of wingers we already have. Yakupov, Hall, Eberle, Hemsky, Hartikainen, Paajarvi(?) are already ahead for top two/three lines. And Omark won't succeed as a 3rd/4th liner on a team that needs beef, not dangles.
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