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04-03-2013, 04:33 PM
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I still remember Mike Bishai throwing haymakers from the Atlanta bench. I have a decent enough memory and still remember the Fergusons and Butenschons as well. And I definitely do NOT consider myself one of the more passionate fans hahaha (last time this team really made me feel down was Game 7 loss in 2006).

He was also on one of the earlier EA Sports games so I probably heard his name an extra amount from that too.
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04-25-2013, 04:42 AM
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Good interview with Omark and I love what I hear, his goal is NHL, nothing else.

Highlights:
"In the top division (SEL, Sweden) several clubs has exited finished bid to Linus Omark and he could have continued in Switzerland.

But Omark has declined everything in Europe. The NHL is his goal.

- I've told my agent that when I'm finished with the NHL then I can go for Europe. But I know that I'm not finished there (NHL).

Linus Omark is determined to play in the NHL this fall.

- It has been all along, there's nothing strange about it. I had a great first season. Then I got injured last year and it ruined the whole season. Then I had intended to sign but then it became lockout and then I had to take a year in Europe. Switzerland I thought was best being a great league and I went for it. I got to play with (Henrik) Zetterberg and (Damien) Brunner and it's a great league, said Omark.

"The goal the whole time NHL"

- It was a fun year, but my goal has always been to go to the NHL.

Edmonton still owns the right of him in the NHL.

- You can make the most of the situation. If they sign me, they do. It's mostly up to them. I am ready for anything just I get to play there."

In Swedish:
http://www.expressen.se/sport/hockey...ommit-med-bud/

A very funny Google translation. I love how Luleå is being translated to Dubai and "crap stimulating".
http://translate.google.com/translat...mit-med-bud%2F


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04-25-2013, 05:11 AM
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Thanks.

What are the odds Mac T feels differently about Omark?

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04-25-2013, 05:28 AM
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Thanks.

What are the odds Mac T feels differently about Omark?
Zero

Omark and his apathy to defensive play would have been Schremp'd out of town 30 seconds into his first shift if Mact had been around to coach him.

Do hope the Oilers let him move on with his career though, he simply has no future here with this roster.

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04-25-2013, 10:11 AM
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Omark and his apathy to defensive play would have been Schremp'd out of town 30 seconds into his first shift if Mact had been around to coach him.

Do hope the Oilers let him move on with his career though, he simply has no future here with this roster.
It's funny, right now I'd much rather be watching Omark with his issues than this roster of unskilled try-hards that don't try.

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04-25-2013, 10:18 AM
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The Oilers as usual would rather let a player rot to teach him a lesson to not mouth off to the lord of mordor than to actually do something top help the team by dealing him and washing their hands of him.

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04-25-2013, 10:24 AM
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The Oilers as usual would rather let a player rot to teach him a lesson to not mouth off to the lord of mordor than to actually do something top help the team by dealing him and washing their hands of him.
What makes you think anyone wants a player that isn't good enough to crack the Oilers joke squad?

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04-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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It's funny, right now I'd much rather be watching Omark with his issues than this roster of unskilled try-hards that don't try.
That's more so because of the "myth" that Omark has taken on at this point. He's gone from skilled prospect with flaws in his game and a lack of size, to this ultra-skilled player who's being held back by the organization, or some such thing.

He wouldn't be much better to watch then anyone else, unless they just let the Oilers have shootouts instead of games.

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04-25-2013, 11:12 AM
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What makes you think anyone wants a player that isn't good enough to crack the Oilers joke squad?
Although I mostly agree, the Oilers are a team that is almost uniquely overloaded with smaller, high skill, offensive first forwards. Omark is a borderline top 6 offensive forward, but only on a team that's already gritty and defensively responsible and is desperate for a splash of skill. That's the opposite of the Oilers. Omark has no place here because he's a top 6 player or nothing, he's the wrong style for bottom 6 duties.

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04-25-2013, 11:17 AM
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That's more so because of the "myth" that Omark has taken on at this point. He's gone from skilled prospect with flaws in his game and a lack of size, to this ultra-skilled player who's being held back by the organization, or some such thing.

He wouldn't be much better to watch then anyone else, unless they just let the Oilers have shootouts instead of games.
Nope. I remember what he was. He'd be, at worst, the third best puck-cycler on the team right now.

He might not help us win but at least we'd be a little more interesting to watch.

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04-25-2013, 11:21 AM
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What makes you think anyone wants a player that isn't good enough to crack the Oilers joke squad?
Right. Because Oilers management clearly has a good eye for spotting NHL talent and putting together great teams.

Everyone knows that Omark wasn't going to crack the roster this year because he isn't as good as Eberle, Yakupov, or Hemsky (arguable -- post-injury Hemsky is a pale shadow of his former self) and doesn't have the size and complete lack of offensive skill they demand in their 4th line players. Doesn't mean he's junk. Someone will take a chance on him. He'll get some more games in the NHL. Not with the Oilers, though, for the reason NeautralZone gave above.

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04-25-2013, 11:22 AM
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Nope. I remember what he was. He'd be, at worst, the third best puck-cycler on the team right now.

He might not help us win but at least we'd be a little more interesting to watch.
Not unless you enjoy turn overs and soft play? You want more Belanger, he can win faceoffs.

Again, it's the myth. Omark doesn't bring anything unique to the table for the Oilers

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04-25-2013, 01:11 PM
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Not unless you enjoy turn overs and soft play? You want more Belanger, he can win faceoffs.

Again, it's the myth. Omark doesn't bring anything unique to the table for the Oilers
Well for one he can puck protect and cycle better than most of the roster. Turnovers and soft play? That's no different from just about every other Oiler, except Omark is at least capable of having an interesting shift (unlike our current bottom 6).

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04-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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hopefully Omark is worth something in a trade, perhaps a draft pick come draft day.

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04-25-2013, 05:13 PM
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Omark had a great game for the Swedes against Russia today. Nice play in d zone and scored a beauty. From what I noticed he's in great shape and has taken his game to a new level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1L5F129zo0

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04-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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Omark had a great game for the Swedes against Russia today. Nice play in d zone and scored a beauty. From what I noticed he's in great shape and has taken his game to a new level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1L5F129zo0
it is WHC exhibition? or is it another tournament?

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04-25-2013, 11:19 PM
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The WHC:s starts next week. This is the last tournament before the WHC:s and this weekends tournament decides who will be picked to the Swedish WHC team.

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hopefully Omark is worth something in a trade, perhaps a draft pick come draft day.
He's not and he won't be, because management will continue to let him rot instead of trying to build value.

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04-26-2013, 12:06 AM
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He's not and he won't be, because management will continue to let him rot instead of trying to build value.
Having him play in the NHL doesn't up his value any. Have you seen him play?

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Having him play in the NHL doesn't up his value any. Have you seen him play?
Yes. I'm starting to wonder if anyone else around here has, though. He's a better possession player than a number of forwards who have had regular shifts with the Oilers this season.. should have brought him back as soon as possible and given him sheltered minutes to build value, rather than abandoning a legitimate asset for nothing. But instead lets keep letting Harti and Lander flop around out there on the second line.

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04-26-2013, 12:42 AM
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Just give him to Detroit for nothing already. We don't need him, he'll never succeed here and it's just a waste of time. Let the guy move on. I still don't think he'll make it, but give him a chance if he's not going to get one here.

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04-26-2013, 12:51 AM
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Yes. I'm starting to wonder if anyone else around here has, though. He's a better possession player than a number of forwards who have had regular shifts with the Oilers this season.. should have brought him back as soon as possible and given him sheltered minutes to build value, rather than abandoning a legitimate asset for nothing. But instead lets keep letting Harti and Lander flop around out there on the second line.
How come we've given guys like JFJ and Liam Reddox a bigger chance than a skilled player like Omark?

At this point there's no chance he has a future here, but it annoys me we only gave a guy with his talent 65 games. And he played pretty damn well for at least half of those. He was a beast along the boards with the puck despite his size. He sure gets a lot of unwarranted hate on here. He isn't arrogant, just confident. I've met him and he seemed like a really good guy.

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04-26-2013, 03:42 AM
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Right. Because Oilers management clearly has a good eye for spotting NHL talent and putting together great teams. .
One of their traits is holding onto prospects well past the time they could get any value for them in trades.

Omark falls into that category. Whats he like 26 now, and was scratched in the championship game in the Swiss league?

The odds of him being a hidden gem are pretty long.

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04-26-2013, 04:46 AM
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Would rather watch him than Ryan "Can't do anything" Smyth that's for sure. I think its time we move on and give him another chance with another organization. He is redundant here in our top 6. Might as well get what we can for him.

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04-26-2013, 05:27 AM
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Yeah. I would not mind seeing Omark with Oilers next season. If we end up trading Hemsky/Pääjärvi, there might be a slot for him. In fact, I'd rather have cheap Omark than 5m Hemsky.

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