Thread: Confirmed with Link: [EDM/BUF] Linus Omark For Conditional 6th '14
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12-20-2013, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by shoop View Post
Me too. People seeing this move as bad on management floor me.

Management didn't see Omark as an NHLer. Omark saw himself as an NHLer, requested a trade and would have left for Europe if he was stuck in the A.

If the team didn't trade him they would have gotten zero return. Trading him to the worst team in the league is the best chance at some sort of return.

Haven't seen the condition that triggers the pick, but I guess it would games played the rest of the season. Maybe 10 games triggers the pick?
We haters who believe the bad management theory believe, in this case, the bad management was in letting the Omark situation get to the point where getting a conditional 6th is the best that could be done. Of course that's only because I've watch management fritter away 8 seasons, *if* their actions were backed by 8 years of solid results, I'd have no problem with this move.

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