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11-10-2009, 12:22 PM
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Are we sure he is going to be in the line up tonight?

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11-10-2009, 12:26 PM
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I would think so unless Nilsson is healthy. Smid in for Chorney.

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11-10-2009, 12:27 PM
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Are we sure he is going to be in the line up tonight?
Im almost certain that Chorney won't be playing on his sprained ankle and Nilsson didn't even take the morning skate.

Bets are that O'Marra will draw in tonight. We'll know more in the next hour and a half.

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I see him as a Glencross type of player, not 50 point potential but same style.

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11-10-2009, 12:30 PM
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This thread was screaming for this, hopefully he does alot of this tonight.
My favourite part about that video is the announcer saying "OH NO!" right as it happens.

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11-10-2009, 12:31 PM
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He is a pure checker energy guy. His offense has not been great since turning pro. He has been known to crush guys which is cool.

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11-10-2009, 12:33 PM
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O'Marra can become a physical 10-12 minute a night, reliable 4th line center. If he's that and brings some physicallity and faceoff ability he'll have become what most scouts felt he would.

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11-10-2009, 12:34 PM
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I'm happy for the kid. He's come from rock-bottom, done what he's been told to do and busted his ass slowly working his way back into the mix, when it would have been easier to pack it in.

A teachable player with a work ethic is something the Oilers definitely can't have too many of. He could be a perfect 4th line candidate with upside, with the additional potential to help the team on the dot. And he's got a bit of size to him.

Nothing bad about that, afaic

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11-10-2009, 12:36 PM
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He is a pure checker energy guy. His offense has not been great since turning pro. He has been known to crush guys which is cool.
Maybe he can be Clutterbuck-esq, without being as much of a tool.

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11-10-2009, 12:54 PM
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Maybe he can be Clutterbuck-esq, without being as much of a tool.
I'd take clutterbuck on this team in a heartbeat, so hope you're right.

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He is a pure checker energy guy. His offense has not been great since turning pro. He has been known to crush guys which is cool.
His offence has never been that great really. Junior or not. He barely averaged a point-per-game in Junior which usually shows that a player won't be that offensive when going pro.

He's a checker who can pitch in on offence every now and then. Nothing more. Nothing less.

People always seem to expect the Oilers' Prospects to be huge point getters or goal scorers. We need solid shut down checkers too!

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11-10-2009, 12:56 PM
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Maybe he can be Clutterbuck-esq, without being as much of a tool.
He could be our "tool"...which is ok by me, since the Oilers could use a few more annoying guys to play against.

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11-10-2009, 01:00 PM
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My favourite part about that video is the announcer saying "OH NO!" right as it happens.

as much as I love the world juniors, I can't stand the p u s s i f i e d penalty calls of the russian refs. its hockey, not ringette.


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Maybe he can be Clutterbuck-esq, without being as much of a tool.
We'd be damn lucky if that turned out to be the case. Clutterbuck has the potential to be a better player than most think. He plays and thinks the game very well.

I was impressed with O'Marra at training camp. He worked hard each shift, was good along the boards, and seemed to gain a step from the last time I saw him. He played a simple game, which is perfect for his role.

He needs to bring that intensity though. When it drops off, he drops off as a player. It's part of his game, and he needs to learn to bring it every night.

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I thought O'marra had a good camp, so this is a good shot for him.

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I have been watching some of his games in Springfield. He has been playing well. He is pretty physical (no not up to Clutterbuck level as someone hoped but still physical).

Two of his best attributes though are he is very good on face offs (it seems like he hardly loses on the dot but that is in the AHL I guess). He is also good PK guy.

This season he has been playing a shut down checking role and seems to be doing pretty well with it. His offense is pretty minimal but that is not what earned him the call up.

I wish him the best of luck. Another thing to keep in mind with him as a prospect. He just turned 22 years old in the Summer. So he still has some time to try and carve out a pro career.

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11-10-2009, 01:18 PM
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I have been watching some of his games in Springfield. He has been playing well. He is pretty physical (no not up to Clutterbuck level as someone hoped but still physical).

Two of his best attributes though are he is very good on face offs (it seems like he hardly loses on the dot but that is in the AHL I guess). He is also good PK guy.

This season he has been playing a shut down checking role and seems to be doing pretty well with it. His offense is pretty minimal but that is not what earned him the call up.

I wish him the best of luck. Another thing to keep in mind with him as a prospect. He just turned 22 years old in the Summer. So he still has some time to try and carve out a pro career.
if he can win some key faceoffs, hit some bodies and not bleed turnovers he'll do what he's supposed to.

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11-10-2009, 01:18 PM
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I have been watching some of his games in Springfield. He has been playing well. He is pretty physical (no not up to Clutterbuck level as someone hoped but still physical).

Two of his best attributes though are he is very good on face offs (it seems like he hardly loses on the dot but that is in the AHL I guess). He is also good PK guy.

This season he has been playing a shut down checking role and seems to be doing pretty well with it. His offense is pretty minimal but that is not what earned him the call up.

I wish him the best of luck. Another thing to keep in mind with him as a prospect. He just turned 22 years old in the Summer. So he still has some time to try and carve out a pro career.
Much love for the report. Hopefully the adrenaline rush from playing his first NHL game he can use constructively and skate a little faster and hit a little harder and alot more often.

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11-10-2009, 01:22 PM
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I can see him as a Blair Betts type with a little more finish.

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11-10-2009, 01:23 PM
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he has the ability to be a physical shut down center.......which is exactly what the Oilers need.......has size...good on FO....plays physical.....and defensively responsible.....could be that 3rd/4th line center we have been needing all year............

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Go figure considering he was in the ECHL one year ago.
First you got his size all wrong. It was 2 seasons ago (07-08) he was in the ECHL early in the year. You did get the league right though.

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11-10-2009, 01:30 PM
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I can see him as a Blair Betts type with a little more finish.
He's much more physical then Betts as well.

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They just mentioned on Ched , he might not be able to make it on time for tonights game, in which case one of the Defence will start on forward.

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I believe it was Daum last year who called O'Marra a "Terrible disappointment" and thus he was banished to the ECHL.

However I also remember reading that he said "He has been the biggest surprise" referring to O'Marra this year. Let's hope the light turned on for him just like it did for Jacques, meaning that he has accepted that he is not going to be a top-6 guy in the NHL and is committing himself to being a physical useful bottom-6 type of player. I think it is a hard adjustment for some of these players to make, considering they were usually always dominant at every level they played and always had a top-6 role.

I am going to be watching every move O'Marra makes tonight very carefully.

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Some kids don't magically become NHL'ers in their late teens early twenties.

O'marra being he is an effort, grit, and smarts type of player is definitely one of the kids that logically can come around eventually.

I hope he makes an impact being this is his first NHL game.

I'm really rooting for him, a good face off gritty 4th line Center is what this team needs.

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