During his time in the Edmonton Oilers organization, Linus Omark has earned a reputation as a pretty candid guy. At the close of last year's training camp, for instance, when the Swedish forward found himself with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons after being one of the Oilers' final cuts, he blamed "politics" for the demotion.
Then, at the season's end, although he wound up playing 51 games for the Oilers, he continued to give the indication that he hadn't been given a proper chance, telling a Swedish newspaper, "I want to play [in the NHL] as long as I can and am allowed to." He also gave the indication that he didn't expect to play his entire career with the Oilers:
I hope Edmonton gives me the chance. They have been positive, but I don't know how they plan to do things. I can be traded just like my former teammate Andrew Cogliano.
All this in mind, you knew that Linus Omark was going to have something to say about his most recent demo...