Say what one will about Rob Schremp and Linus Omark, neither player has been forgotten in Oil Country. Both are having interesting seasons, and as another disappointing year winds down in Edmonton it’s probably a good time to check in on a pair of players who continue to inspire emotion in Alberta years after their…
So. That happened.
There is a one-line argument against recalling Linus Omark. It goes like this: he’s a small winger whose primary ability lies in the offensive zone, and the Oilers are a team in need of big wingers who play a solid defensive game. It doesn’t matter. It’s past time to bring him up.
So judging by the highlights, it was the Linus Omark show in San Antonio last night.
As most every Oilers fan knows by now, Linus Omark has returned to the fold on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $600,000 in the majors. What will it take for him to earn those big league dollars?
When reality hits, it can produce equal but opposite reactions, and that’s what we’ve seen these past two weeks with the departure of Toni Rajala to Europe and the signing of Linus Omark to a one-year, two-way deal by the Edmonton Oilers today.
The Edmonton Oilers announced this morning that they had signed Linus Omark to a one-year contract.
I’ll admit it: I thought Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was going to be able to trade Linus Omark this summer. Part of that’s probably because I have more time for Omark than others – I always enjoyed his skill, saw him as a “hard on the puck” player and felt his defensive deficiencies were…
The Spengler Cup (Abercio/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0) This morning, Linus Omark tweeted that he had a new team: Zug, of the top Swiss league. While his detractors undoubtedly will imagine that as the beginning of the rest of his career in Europe, Omark actually chose Zug specifically to enable him to return to the NHL.
Linus Omark, Krm500/Wikimedia Commons It was a bit of a surprise when the Edmonton Oilers failed to trade Linus Omark at the draft this past year. There was clearly no room for the player in Edmonton, and by April the player was making it plain that he’d rather be elsewhere. When he wasn’t dealt, the…
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Despite some worries that Taylor Hall’s shoulder would keep him out of the lineup, Oilers head coach Tom Renney says that the young forward will be ready to play tonight when the Oilers take on the Anaheim Ducks. Whether or not Omark will dress is less clear.