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The Omark Thread: Willing to play in the AHL?
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11-27-2012, 11:33 AM
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Like I said it would depend on a lot of variables but it isn't that far fetched. Hemsky has more speed and can create offense off the rush. Omark can shoot and dish the puck but doesn't create a lot on his own.
Theres absolutely no comparison between the quickness of Hemsky streaking into goal at full speed and the often stationary Omark. At the NHL level Omark plays a very stationary, peripheral set piece game.
A player like Hemsky attacks the box with confidence ten times more than Omark does. I'm not even a big fan of Hemsky saying any of this.
The thing is the lack of continuous movement in Omarks game, a tendency to hold too long to the puck, and his penchant for working the same plays makes him susceptible to scouting, adjustments, and cover and which has happened at the NHL level here. Omark was very ineffective last year in the show for a reason. Any of the teams that even bothered to watch the gamefilms had an easy answer to him. Which often involved going right at him and planting him on his butt. Or just keeping him on the outside and covering the couple lanes he likes to pass to.
Omark is a rote player. I see set pieces all the time with him, repeatedly. Its like playing chess with somebody that only knows one or two openings. Entirely predictable.
The suggestion that Omark would attain 60pts at this level is hard to fathom. That would require playing him on a top level first line and I'm not sure why anyteam would do that because he's not up to that standard.
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