Is Omark Worth Keeping?

Jonathan Willis
March 06 2011 07:41PM

According to, Linus Omark stands 5’10” tall and weighs 174 pounds. Through the first 35 games of his NHL career, he has scored a grand total of three goals and along the way has also chalked up a minus-11 rating. Those aren’t marks of a player bound for a long and happy career as a top-six forward at the NHL level.

However, despite those superficially disappointing numbers, I think the Oilers have themselves a player in Linus Omark.

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Plante Recalled

Jonathan Willis
March 04 2011 08:17PM

It may have been a footnote for most on a day where the Oilers announced that Taylor Hall has been lost for the remainder of the season, but Oiler prospect Alex Plante got some very good news in the form of a recall to the big club.

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One Day Later

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2011 07:19PM

Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers were both very active and very inactive in the NHL’s annual trade deadline. They were participants in the day’s most significant deal – the Dustin Penner trade – yet despite having a plethora of other veterans who might have been shipped out they were relatively quiet beyond that.

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Colten Teubert

Jonathan Willis
February 28 2011 02:45PM

Colten Teubert was selected 13th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, nine spots earlier than Jordan Eberle. He was one of a number of highly-touted Kings prospects prior to being traded to Edmonton in the Dustin Penner deal earlier today.

What kind of player is he?

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Bruins 3, Oilers 2: Blue Collar

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2011 09:55PM

From a physical standpoint, the Oilers didn’t look bad tonight: they showed they could hold their own against the big, bad Bruins. There were three fights and while Theo Peckham lost a spirited bout with Nathan Horton, James Vandermeer grinned his way through a marathon fight with Milan Lucic while Andrew Cogliano and Brad Marchand also engaged.

It was the actual on-ice puck-shooting and goal-scoring contest where the Oilers couldn’t compete. Boston fired 40 shots on Devan Dubnyk, while the Oilers could only respond with 17 on Tuukka Rask.

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