Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/27/13
The Edmonton Oilers have made a strong depth signing picking up Linus Omark who led the Swiss league in scoring last season. Omark 26 scored 69 points in 48 games with the Zug franchise. Omark had failed to make the Oilers in a previous attempt but he presents an interesting package of skills for the team. He’s got a good amount of skill as exhibited by his shoot-out voodoo but he’s also tough along the boards for a smaller player. He’s just 5-feet 10-inches tall but his game is to win the puck on the boards or in the corner then shield it with his body like a mini-Peter Forsberg before passing it off or taking a shot. In his own end he played passable positional defence. In a recent Cult of Hockey poll half of Oilers fans didn’t think the team should bring back Omark. The Oilers would have found a better fit if they could have brought in a more physically aggressive player with some skill who could play well on the boards the forecheck and the backcheck. I’m thinking of a pest ...
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