Omark Opus

Lowetide
December 11 2010 05:56AM

Jordan Eberle scored a sick shootout goal, just wicked. And you know what? Few will remember it. Why? Linus Omark brought out his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the crowd went wild. 

It's making headlines in Finland and it is the talk of the town here. Not just the shootout beauty, but the entire team. Lordy the Edmonton Oilers have some bullets, and this just a few short months after the entire organization seemed to be hanging by a thread.

Stink for a few years, draft well and then hang on for the ride. If I didn't hate the Flames so much, I'd suggest it to their general manager Crazy McNutty.  

The best part of the evening may have been the reaction to the shootout goal by the Lightning team.

GOT STAMKOS?

Village elder Steven Stamkos painted a grim picture for the future of our game when he spoke of the Omark tally. "I didn’t think it showed a lot of respect in this game.I mean, you don’t see Crosby or Ovechkin doing that and they’re the two best players in the game.(Omark’s) a creative player, he’s got good skill. I’m not taking that away from him, but it didn’t really have any implication on his moves, so I don’t know why he did that." The entire article is here.

I'll have a lash as to why he did that: it entertained the crowd and he scored a goal doing it!!! My word, the NHL needs about 30 of these guys to beat some of the stuffing out of a league that can turn a kid like Stamkos into Mr. Furry Brow overnight.

The fellow trying to choke poor Gerry Ehman of the Oakland Seals is none other than Eddie Shack. Back in the olden days, Shack would do damn near anything to entertain a crowd and he became known as a true character.

Make no mistake, Shack could play the game (he won wherever he went, strange coincidence I'm sure) and brought a physical element that bordered on crazy. Anyway, before we tell Mr. Omark to stop scoring goals that delight the crowd because we're fretting over the game's rich history, let's remember that this is hockey and we could use a little more character and a lot less structure in today's game.

 

What we have in Omark is a very important character in the story that is the new Oilers. He can play the Jerry Lewis part (to Pääjärvi's smooth Dean Martin) and when they make the Rat Pack films he can be the one who draws all the attention away from the robbery. Omark is a fully formed player and character: just add linemates and get rid of the extras, and we're on our way.

Question: after last night, how do you send Omark down when Hemsky is healthy? Riddle me that one, Batman. Linus rhymes with minus now, but this guy is the cock of the walk.

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#1 Chuck
December 11 2010, 06:15AM
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His fist shoot out goal !!!

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#2 magisterrex
December 11 2010, 06:27AM
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That Eberle goal was just sick. And then Omark showed up and brought the Youtube moves. The Oilers are going to get a favorable schedule next year to comply with the CBC's need to have Toronto first, followed by the next most entertaining team in the double header.

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#3 danjo1
December 11 2010, 06:40AM
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Sounds to me like sour grapes from the Lightning. Doesn't St. Louis do his "spin-a-rama" occasionally on shootouts too?

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#4 beaumatters
December 11 2010, 06:45AM
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Great read Lowtide. Totally agree. The NHL needs this excitement. Traps, board work (cycle) & 100 ft tip ins then chase, do not do it for me.

As for Stamkos & St.Louis, is respect hitting a player from behind as Pavel Kubina did to Omark? How about sending out scoring machine MA Pouliot out for the shootout? (may fall into dumb instead of respect) How about scoring a goal in the third period & reacting like it was a playoff winner? How about whining in the media about how you were robbed not to get two points? (Isn’t that disrespecting your opponent?) Interesting how people like Stamkos & St.Louis, who has been known to disrespect the game by diving a time or twelve, can talk about respect, but don't need to show it themselves.

Regardless of the smoke screen tossed out by Tampa, the game was entertaining. Oil may not play 60 minutes, but at times can dazzle & that covers the price of admission.

PS. Hated Toronto, but always loved Shack.

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#5 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
December 11 2010, 06:48AM
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I don't know if the Lightning will ever fully recover from what Omark did to them. It's been a long time since another team has reacted to anything the Oilers have initiated.

Houston....we have made some progress here.

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#6 Ambassador humantorch
December 11 2010, 06:59AM
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God, the butthurt coming from the Tampa players is pure comedy gold.

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#7 Jason
December 11 2010, 07:00AM
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I tell you this - I went to bed last night half way through the 3rd period (I live in NB - so +3 hours) as the Oilers were getting out played badly by TBL. What a wonderful surprise to get up in the morning, and be able to watch what Twitter was buzzing about!

Linus - you talk the talk, but you can back it up. Carry on!

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#8 dennis B
December 11 2010, 07:08AM
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Wow, that was fun to watch. Good to see Pens get involved in the game. loved to see him stand up for Omark. The A looks good on him.

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#9 Lofty
December 11 2010, 07:13AM
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I would love to see the a camera on Oilers bench from Omarks pump fake to the celebration afterwards. Perhaps ELPH is dead... need to stop getting so badly out shot.

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#10 Jerk Store
December 11 2010, 07:14AM
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What a bunch of whiners! Heaven forbid there be some entertainment value in the game. Maybe if Stamkos paid a little more time watching Omark and less time stealing Kurtis Foster's shootout "move" we would all be better off. Don't get me started on Ovechkin. During that stupid "creative" shootout exhibition that was staged at the All star game a year or two ago, Ovechkin's contribution was to do some lame move while wearing sunglasses and a backwards hat. Thanks, but I will PVR (is that what you kids call it?) Omark next time he is mano v mano on some goalie instead of watching Ovie's "Jeff Spicoli on ice" act. Look, I am old school as it gets. (I was alive when the Eddie Shack picture above was taken). And while I am not yet sold on Linus as a long term NHL contributor or know if he will be the best teammate in the world, I must say he is more fun than a porn star at a frat party. Cocky, undoubtedly (Linus, not the porn star) - but about 28 plus years ago they were saying the same thing about a bunch of kids in Blue and Orange singing on a bench during playoffs. And that turned out all right. Look, I am not saying this is the second coming of Gretzky / Messier / Kurri, but what we have NOT seen for going on 20 years from this organization is swagger - and frankly I missed it. Finally, I am looking forward to the great day when all the "Fist" lemmings follow each other into the Sea of the Irrelevant.

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#11 Halfwise
December 11 2010, 07:21AM
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What Dennis said. Every time Penner was on the ice he made things happen. And the emotion! Who knew?

I loved the false start with the linesman standing over the puck...and the Kevin Quinn repeat wind-up because the soundbite is what gets played on the late news and it had to sound fresh. But was the Omark SO goal really what he planned? Geez it looked like it went off the heel of his stick. Not complaining, just wondering how anyone else saw it.

Mr. Brule might be nervous about sending out any dry cleaning, once Hemsky looks healthy.

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#12 Elaine
December 11 2010, 07:36AM
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The overtime and shootout was very exciting and the young kids are great. Habby was sensational too and Penner had a great game. Too bad Tampa was so sour on Omark's SO goal. It was entertaining and the fans loved it so we got a win and that's what counts. Get use to it NHL as the more creative we can be it id good for the league so sour poose's get with the times.

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#13 Captain Obvious
December 11 2010, 07:43AM
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The Omark goal wasn't just showboating. The shootout is all about distraction and misdirection and the spin-o-rama at the blueline after that wind up was distracting. Followed by the full speed fake and Ellis was a statue.

Kubina should be suspended. If that wasn't a blindside hit then there is no such thing.

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#14 BigE91
December 11 2010, 07:44AM
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I thought the spin came a little early in his rush but when I watched it again it basically served the purpose of screwing with Ellis' head, followed by a fake slap shot the goalie had no chance on the play. If Omark doesn't do the spin Ellis settles down and has a way better chance of stopping that shot.

Good on him for trying it as I think everone will agree that for the most part players in the shootouts aren't willing to take some risks now and then like Omark and even Eberle.

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#15 DSF
December 11 2010, 07:53AM
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BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette by TSNBobMcKenzie @dfreeman96 all i know is Omark's move is good for the game. which means more fans in seats. which means.... Omark=Less Escrow. #ThanksLinus 7 hours ago

BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette by TSNBobMcKenzie Just watched Linus O'marks shoutout goal..... Just bought a Linus O'mark jersey on NHL.com.... but with spelt his last name GOD on the back. 7 hours ago

BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette by TSNBobMcKenzie Congrats to Linus and the Oilers. Just what da league needs, more skill guys. Ill be flipping burgers in no time #WouldYouLikeFriesWithThat 8 hours ago

BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette by TSNBobMcKenzie Oh linus o'mark. Who the hell is linus o'mark? Sounds like a character from star trek? #OutOfTheLoop. 8 hours ago

BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette by TSNBobMcKenzie I am not by a tv or computer. Getting a lot of tweets about some goal by O'marra? What happened?

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#16 russ99
December 11 2010, 08:01AM
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Oh man, I love that kid. Haven't seen that kind of bravado and imagination since the 80s. Just sick.

He had a pretty decent game before the shootout, too.

Keep it up Linus!

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#17 Death Metal Nightmare
December 11 2010, 08:01AM
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the media attention this received was beyond ridiculous. 100% agree with the article. im sure Donald will have something to say about it tonight and id guess it will be positive.

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#18 Lofty
December 11 2010, 08:06AM
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BigE91 wrote:

I thought the spin came a little early in his rush but when I watched it again it basically served the purpose of screwing with Ellis' head, followed by a fake slap shot the goalie had no chance on the play. If Omark doesn't do the spin Ellis settles down and has a way better chance of stopping that shot.

Good on him for trying it as I think everone will agree that for the most part players in the shootouts aren't willing to take some risks now and then like Omark and even Eberle.

The hit looked clean to me... shoulder to shoulder. Just looked bad because he had his head down and was outweighed by 80 LBS. Penner threw him around like a rag doll. Made him play better from there on. More evidence that Renney's got the room doing well.

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#19 @NateInVegas
December 11 2010, 08:08AM
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The shootout is a gimmick and so is Linus Omark.

For his next act he should moonwalk on ice, flip the puck over his head, catch it on his stick, and whip it in glove side.

Phil Bourque thinks Omark has large grapes.

I'd like to see the Omarkian spin-o-rama during the game with Scott Stevens patrolling the point.

If his move goes against "the code" than so does taking a slap shot 15feet from a goalie in the shootout.

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#20 jimmycrackcorn
December 11 2010, 08:16AM
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That Omark move was rediculious!! You want to get more people watching hockey....enough said.

Disrespecting the game, no chance. If Stamkos and St.Louis thought they could score with a move like that they'd do it in a heart beat.

The NHL brings in the shoot out to entertain. That was ENTERTAINMENT! Omark has a huge set to try that move, but good on him for doing it.

Aside from that Eberle's shootout attempt was rediculious! Penner was engaged and doing damage. I hate the guy at times, just like everyone else, but I want so badly for him to show emotion like he did last night! I jumped up and was cheering in my living room when he defended Omark!

Hall was excellent and dominated the Overtime. The future is going to be insane. These guys are going to be so much fun to watch in a year or two!

It feels good to be an Oilers fan!!

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#21 stevezie
December 11 2010, 08:16AM
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I haven't heard anyone in the media mention the distraction angle. I think it was pretty clear from the way he reacted the fake shot Ellis was pretty discombobulated, or maybe just terrible. I tried to tell the Lightning to trade for Tim Thomas in the off season, but they wouldn't listen.

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#22 John Chambers
December 11 2010, 08:21AM
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How boring was that shootout vs. Anaheim. 10 rounds of 'please make it stop'.

How can anyone be upset about that? I hope St. Louis had a cry to get it out of him.

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#23 Rob...
December 11 2010, 08:25AM
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Penner has definitely revealed a level of passion the last two games that boarders on awesome.

Eberle's move was the sort of thing Gagner built his early SO career reputation on.

Stamkos needs to shut it. I don't think Omark's move hurts the reputation of the game nearly as much as idiot refs calling phantom penalties or ignoring pick plays.

PS: I used google and translated the Finnish article to English. Some words didn't translate but here's their description of the Omark SO Goal: "Match of discussion rose to stunning shootout decided the struggle Edmontonon Swedish newcomer Linus Omark. NHL debut occurred in 23-year-old striker took a terrific pace, turned the puck as soon as napattuaan a full circle around, did hämäyslaukauksen and finally put the game means Lightning guard Dan Ellis in between your legs."

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#24 Aitch
December 11 2010, 08:33AM
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Love it. Of course, one of my sports mottos is "if it works, it's good."

I love how the Lightning thought it had no impact on the play. Well, in that case they should be pretty ticked off at Ellis for getting beat five-hole on a fanned, fake slap shot. That should be easy to stop, right?

The Lightning, in this case, come across as sore losers. Plain and simple.

If the NHL was going to look at anything, I'd like 'em to barr the slapshot from inside the hashmarks on the shootout. Wanna get into a goalies head? Have Foster cruise in and rip one high as the first shooter. I bet the next two go in.

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#25 BUCK75
December 11 2010, 08:36AM
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Those comments from Stamkos coming after he waltz's in & lets go a slapshot from the hashmarks....

22 Goals scored this year by Stamkos & that's the best move he has, come on. I was at the game & as soon as Omark skated out to take the shot, everyone in the building stood up & cheered. I can't say I have ever seen that in Edmonton, or maybe even in one of the 29 other cities in the whole league.

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#26 Crackenbury
December 11 2010, 08:44AM
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I was at the game. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the crowds reaction prior to Omark shooting. When they saw him get the nod as the third shooter, everyone got out of their seats and started cheering. People were expecting something special from him. Add having the game result on the line and it was a lot of pressure to live up to. Omark really had no option other than to do something ridiculous and he delivered. The teams reaction to him scoring tells you how they felt about the goal. They mobbed him. I like cockiness, especially when you can back it up. You can sit through a lot of bad hockey, and we had our share last night, when you know something special can happen anytime. Hall had 3 odd man breaks on the shift he scored. Paajarvi played possessed all night. Eberle had a great shootout goal, Penner stood up for a teammate and Cogliano looked like Horcoff reincarnated on the penalty kill in overtime. It wasn't great hockey, but what a great game.

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#27 oilers2k10
December 11 2010, 08:59AM
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When I saw Omark skate onto the ice before he took his shot in the shootout, I was thinking one of two things is gonna happen..he's gonna try something crazy and make a complete fool of himself..or...he's gonna try something crazy and......

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#29 Scott in Grande Prairie
December 11 2010, 09:17AM
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Hey, wasn't Dan Ellis the guy who complained how hard it was being a millionaire? If so, well, then made for an interesting juxtaposition last night: a cocky rookie who realizes he's in the entertainment business, scoring on a dude who apparently can't cope with its plentiful spoils (which, in large part, are provided by those they're entertaining).

Also - Stamkos can go jump in a lake. That "unnecessary" spinorama and slap on the ice probably had Ellis wondering what the heck he was dealing with - a brilliant bit of subterfuge and considerably more creative and daring than lumbering over the blueline, closing your eyes and letting loose with a slapshot between the hashmarks. Sit on it, Stamkos.

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#30 Dodd
December 11 2010, 09:20AM
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Things we deserve after these years of mediocrity:

Hope. A passionate team. Young horses who live to run. ENTERTAINMENT.

Last night SOMETHING HAPPENED. I almost don't care who or what it was. SOMETHING HAPPENED. The league is talking about us.

Thank you for these happy nuggets of entertaining play, Oilers. We all deserve it.

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#31 edmontoncritic - BRoadwAY
December 11 2010, 09:26AM
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Lowetide wrote:

The crazy thing is that Omark's thrilling goal means a lot of important stuff will be forgotten. Penner's aggression has been mentioned here by a few (Dennis, Halfwise among the comments above) and the Eberle goal we've discussed.

But how about MPS? Man that guy is getting better with every game.

I wish they were playing again tonight. Can't wait for each game. It's been years. 2006.

Even the first 3/4 of 06 was tough with the 3 headed goalie monster!

And yes, MPS was really good last night and the Penner rant at the end of the game was the best thing we've seen from him as a leader

But although it might seem repetitive, Hall is a BEAST! Especially in clutch situations! Like OT last night was just mind boggling that he can do this ALREADY! Every game, he's our best player

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#32 Dr. Oil
December 11 2010, 09:28AM
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Lowetide wrote:

The crazy thing is that Omark's thrilling goal means a lot of important stuff will be forgotten. Penner's aggression has been mentioned here by a few (Dennis, Halfwise among the comments above) and the Eberle goal we've discussed.

But how about MPS? Man that guy is getting better with every game.

I wish they were playing again tonight. Can't wait for each game. It's been years. 2006.

I couldn't agree more. The days between games leave me in withdrawal these days! It has been precisely 5 seasons since I've felt like that. So many interesting players to watch, even if the team is still having some growing pains.

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#33 MICHAEL
December 11 2010, 09:46AM
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When is the last time that Oilers fans looked forward to the next game? What a change in attitude. THe band waon is going to need a an upgrade pretty soon. The team has got confidence and has rid itself of some of its bad habits that were killing them earlier in the season. Where do we go from here? Do we wnnt a .500 or better hockey team? Do we want to make the playoffs? If Omark continues with putting up points where the hell will this team be then? The options would be frakin mindboggling. I am looking forward to Don Cherry's take on Omark's goal. He is going to be burst when he wakes up this morning and checks out the highlights and sees the sick goal that Eberle and Omark scored. Does anybody actually watch hockey in TBay? Or cares?

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#34 Horcsky
December 11 2010, 09:56AM
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I was at the second coming of Jesus last night, and I have a few observations to share.

1. Omark took 1 NHL game to become a better Oiler than Rob Schremp.

2. Dustin Penner had a another solid game last night. He started slow and emotionless though. On the first shift he was forechecking and the d-man was coming around the net and Penner had no choice but to hit him. Instead, he spun away from the check. That was a frustrating play to watch as he could have got the crowd into it by ending the d-man's game. The fight was good and did show some passion; however, slamming your stick on the crossbar after the game is over doesn't show me that he's playing with emotion. A certain first overall pick did that awhile back and was benched.

3. Badly outplayed? Ya we were. The good part was, that we kept Tampa on the perimeter for most of those 40 shots.

4. The reason we were outplayed seemed to be a combo of two things. Fist, the forwards taking off to the other blueline immediately after our D got the puck, thus giving them no targets to pass to. Second, the D could've stretched the pass to the other blueline with a wide open forward there several times, but were hanging onto the puck far too long.

5. I was also at the Ducks game on Tuesday, and those were two of the most entertaining regular season games I've been to, ever.

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#35 Harlie
December 11 2010, 10:16AM
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I lived Omark's spinerama move especially after the Ref tried to embarrass at his first attempt.

Having said that, I think I was more impressed with how, during the game, he cut to the net where there was a lot of traffic and defenders and he got one extra move in and got a decent shot off that rebounded straight over to Gibby for the backhander.

The guy could have shied around the outside perimeter but he took it hard to the net. I loved that.

The shooter finisher was the icing on the cake. This kid has ice going through his veins!

The interview with Maggie and him at the end was classic as well as you can see a real synergy and friendship between those two guys and that bodes well for them have an inner competition and trying that extra bit hard to make each other successful.

Man talk about upward pointing arrows! Sha-winnnng!

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#36 Tadzeus
December 11 2010, 10:17AM
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Good one-"fist lemmings into the sea of the irrelevant". 2010-11 Oilers = speed, pride, passion, and entertainment (at least some of the time). Who knew? The downside is perhaps no lottery pick. Will Stu M still be able to pull out an elite center and a tower of power d-man?

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#37 pelhem grenville
December 11 2010, 10:24AM
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so many people falling all over themselves about this circus act that at one time said "no comment" when asked if the Oiler organization was where he thought he should be...stauffer told him yesterday he had "mythic proportions" or some such gob...we treat this new smerf like beachfront property... i'm just waiting for him to start talking about himself in the third person...when he decides to leave when his contract is up he'll go all LeBron on us and say he's "taking his talents" elsewhere...Linus the Penis may someday be Linus tacked to the pine-us [what is up with this back and forth pronunciation business anyway...make up our minds for us please]...so much frothing and fawning...what is the big deal here, he's talented yes but he's not the second coming of you-know-who!

my jury is still out

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#38 Dodd
December 11 2010, 10:24AM
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We're in a pretty good spot right now. Not only because the bets we placed on our kids are paying, but because we've run the gamut already on highs and lows, and we still show a lot of promise.

When we eventually hit some more rough patches, we now know that success is just as easy to come by.

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#39 WheresYourTowel
December 11 2010, 10:32AM
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It is unbelievable the sense of entitlement that seems to exist in the Lightning room.

You either score more than the other team or you don't. Unless you had fair goals called back, you can't say that you didn't deserve to lose. It's all well and good to throw everything you've got at a team for one period, when you're behind, but how about accepting some responsibility for ending up in that position in the first place.

I understand that was a frustrating game for TB to lose, but from where I'm sitting, our team of rookies, YouTube sensations and cast-offs could teach Stamkos and company a thing or two about what it means to be a professional.

Part of the entertaining business is giving people what they want, and exceeding their expectations whenever you can. As was mentioned above, everyone wanted and expected what Omark delivered. I, for one, applaud him for rising to the occasion.

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#40 wax for my stick
December 11 2010, 10:34AM
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I can see why Stamkos might have thought what Omark did was a little dis respectful but to hear Martin St.Louis after the game bitch about it was a little offensive I thought. This coming from a guy who likes to skate in back wards most of the time on his shoot out attemps with his ass sticking out towards the goalie who also likes to throw in the snow job(spraying the goalie with snow) or spin o rama himself. Typical french hockey player to bitch about something. I don't get why Omark shouldn't be able to throw in his spin o rama at the start of the shoot out and yet St. Louis is allowed to do his at the end. f*#k, he sounded like a girl when he complained about it too, what a tool!

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#41 Harlie
December 11 2010, 10:40AM
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Should be interesting to hear what Grapes thought about Omark tonight on HNIC. I can see MacT giving it a thumbs down on TSN. But I can't wait for all the reaction over the next few televises.

And go GSP go. Knock that ass clown Koschek OUT!!! Spin O Rama drop kick to the head. Boo yah Omark stylze!!!

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#42 JorgeR04
December 11 2010, 10:41AM
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The Oilers are 7-2-2 in the last 11. And 15 points in the last 10 games. Not sure which one is more impressive but man is it fun.

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#43 madjam
December 11 2010, 10:50AM
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Is there no etiquette or political correctness in these brash and bold new entertainers like OMARK ? Cherry will probabln blast him as well , and who is Cherry to blast anyone to begin with ? I suppose league will fine him or suspend him for 20 games for conduct unbecoming to the other automatons that don't think creativity is anything more than intimidation and rubbing it in ?

Cudos for the kid for sprucing up the game and the shootout ! Maybe more will try the same now . Trust another Swede Cherry will probably say - just like Forsberg had done years earlier as i recall . Loved it and hope to see more creativity tried around the league . I wonder if Subban has any moves to go with his mouth on a shootout ?

The league more characters for it's entertainment package - nice to see some !!

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#44 Horcsky
December 11 2010, 10:53AM
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pelhem grenville wrote:

so many people falling all over themselves about this circus act that at one time said "no comment" when asked if the Oiler organization was where he thought he should be...stauffer told him yesterday he had "mythic proportions" or some such gob...we treat this new smerf like beachfront property... i'm just waiting for him to start talking about himself in the third person...when he decides to leave when his contract is up he'll go all LeBron on us and say he's "taking his talents" elsewhere...Linus the Penis may someday be Linus tacked to the pine-us [what is up with this back and forth pronunciation business anyway...make up our minds for us please]...so much frothing and fawning...what is the big deal here, he's talented yes but he's not the second coming of you-know-who!

my jury is still out

I think I made it pretty clear in post #34 that it was the second coming of Jesus last night.

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#45 Oilcruzer
December 11 2010, 11:04AM
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@wax for my stick

Typical french hockey player to bitch about something. -----

Are you for real? That's a terrible thing to think, let alone write.

Go get some professional help.

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#46 Oilcruzer
December 11 2010, 11:05AM
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@beaumatters

'Zactly (re post # 4).

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#47 Ryan14
December 11 2010, 11:06AM
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@pelhem grenville

"Omark was then asked if he felt that he was given a fair opportunity. "I don't want to discuss that, but I want to play a lot, so that's all I can say," he said.

Dave Mitchell of CTV followed up by tossing Omark a grenade, asking him if the Oilers are the best organization for him at this point in his career. To that, Omark offered: "No comment."  Matheson followed up by offering Omark didn't sound like he agreed with the decision to send him to Oklahoma City."

It sounds more like he didn't feel like he was given a fair shot. Nothing about wanting to be here.

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#48 Ryan2
December 11 2010, 11:09AM
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The only thing wrong about the SO goals is that it was not against Calgary...........

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#49 ubermiguel
December 11 2010, 11:20AM
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Pre-game had an interview clip with Hrudey who related a story about Al Arbour. In this story no less a coach than Al Arbour called hockey players "entertainers" on par with Broadway actors.

So St. Lois and Shamkos can shut it, Al Arbour said it's ok to be entertaining.

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