"No fancy schmancy passing
no dipsy doodle dancing..."
--The Hanson Brothers, "My Game"
Linus Omark came to Edmonton with a reputation for dazzling shootout goals and a bravado unrivaled in Sweden or Russia. But it was his passing ability and amazing board work that impressed fans the most. Tom Renney believes his game still needs work, but there's no reason for Omark to ever see the AHL again.
Chance % Team Rank: 14/23
Chance % Fwd Rank: 9/15
Diff/60 Team Rank: 14/23
Diff/60 Fwd Rank: 9/15
TCF = season total even strength chances for; TCA = season total even strength chances against; SCF = segment even strength chances for; SCA = segment even strength chances against; Segment % = player scoring chance percentage during the season segment; Team Seg % = Oilers team scoring chance percentage during the season segment.
|Game #||TCF||TCA||SCF||SCA||Segment %||Team Seg %|
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|With Omark||Without Omark||Omark Without|
The late season narrative involving Omark centered around how much better he was skating with Magnus Paajarvi and how much better Paajarvi was when skating with Omark. I hate narratives because... oh, will you look at that? Omark and Paajarvi were 1 chance short of even when playing together. Find these guys a center capable of playing all zones and the Oilers might have something here.