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[EDM/BUF] Linus Omark For Conditional 6th '14
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02-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
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From an Oiler standpoint any criticism of Linus Omark is fairly warranted. He was a complete bust and a waste of a spot, pick, development etc.. Guy scored 8 NHL goals in his 3 season NHL career. JFJ scored at a more prolific pace/min without being on the PP.
Omark was a 4th round pick. 4th rounders rarely turn out to be productive NHL players. The fact he was able to play any NHL games is success in its own right
The only players drafted after him that have been some-what NHL players are Dwight King (47 points in 139 games) Justin Falk (17 points 128 games), Matt Frattin, Keith Aulie and Matt Halischuk (61 points in 181 games)
Omark was a super skilled player who was able to have a successful NHL rookie season (27 points in 51 games), as well as tear up the KHL, AHL and Swiss league
If there was an Omark clone available in the 4th/5th round again this season, I would pick him without hesistation.
Omark tried his hand at getting to the NHL, and didn't want to play in the AHL, making less money in a forgein country as a relative nobody.
Good for him going to the SEL, he will be the big fish in a small pond in his home country
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