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Linus Omark's Stick Fake From Gretzky's Office

Linus Omark uses a short-side stick fake to fool the Blues and Sam Gagner gets the easy goal. Omark's ability behind the net is something the coaching staff should use to bolster the Oilers' anemic power play.  It's not like a power play or offense operating from behind the net is new in Edmonton.  Wayne Gretzky's office has been empty since Doug Weight was a part-time office worker ten years ago. What did Gretzky do back there

He would park and wait for a teammate to shake his defender. This was especially effective on the power play. He was good at it, simply because most defensemen wouldn’t dare leave their post to pinch down and attack him, knowing they could fall victim to a classic Gretzky deke. More times than not, they would leave him alone, allowing him plenty of time to strategize. He would also use the net as a screen to hide the puck from the opposition.

Omark has shown the ability to do the same and it's about time the Oilers used it to fix the power play.  The current system of forcing the puck to the point or giving the puck to Ales Hemsky and watching is certainly not working, and Omark is creating more, much more than Hemsky at this point.  Run the power play from Gretzky's office and see what happens.  It can't get worse than 12%, can it?

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