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The Omark Thread: Willing to play in the AHL?
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11-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oil in 9
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People keep blaming the oilers.
Top 6 implies 6 spots.
He is not a center so will not beat out RNH or Gagner so we are down to 4 spots. Will not beat out Eberle or Hall so he is down to 2 spots. Hemsky has history with the team and is better then Omark so would be given a season to find his game (ended up extending him 2 years). Smyth traded himself to the team and had an insane first like 30 games so no way Omark beats him out, plus Smyth trading himself hear was a big PR win for the team and fans.
Ok lets pretend the team will run with 3 scoring lines. Well now we can Yakupov and Harti to the mix and suddenly its quite a crowded top 9
Your post is all mixed up with respect to chronology.
If Omark was playing for the Oilers in a game tonight the fact that we have a healthy top 6 would be enough to keep him out of the lineup, but that doesn't have anything to do with whether or not the Oilers are to blame for how he was used here in the games that he played.
Omark isn't a pp point type player, sticking him there was just as stupid as putting Ryan Smyth on the point would be. There's basically one position that Smyth can play on the pp and if he's good enough there then that's that. Omark was playing well enough on the rw pp to earn some more mins there, he was just placed elsewhere.
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