As I read through Jeff's article today about Linus Omark's spot in the Edmonton lineup and the back-and-forth in the comments, I found that I didn't vehemently agree or disagree with any of the suggestions. So I went to the one bit of reliable information we have on Omark, his results from his only extended stay in the NHL in 2010-11, in order to see who Omark jelled with when he was in Edmonton. The only meaningful (and I use that term loosely) sample size was his time with Magnus Paajarvi, and Paajarvi is no longer an option.
So in the quest to find matching linemates for Omark, I went to the shot attempts data (Corsi), for and against per 60 to find more clues:
|#||Player||SA F/60||SA A/60||SA %|
I think I see something, though I'm not sure if it's real (especially given the minute sample sizes we have) or if it's confirmation bias at work. So does anyone (Copper & Blue writers need not apply!) else see a common thread to the linemates Omark enjoyed success with during his time in Edmonton?