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"Linus Omark Has No Place On the Edmonton Oilers"

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The title of the article says it all.  Linus Omark was demoted to Oklahoma City this week and immediately the decision was defended by diehard fans.  The argument goes something like this, paraphrased:

"Linus Omark isn't good enough to play in the Oilers top six, he's not a checker so he can't play the checking line, and he doesn't make the team harder to play against, so he's useless on the fourth line."

393 forwards have played at least 5 games so far this season.  Presented without comment:

ACorsi RK
Forward Team
GP TOI/G Adj Corsi/60
261 Linus Omark EDM 5 11.77 -6.12
384 Joakim Lindstrom COL 10 11.68 -26.41
385 Tim Connolly TOR 5 12.54 -27.38
386 Nicklas Bergfors NSH 6 6.78 -28.01
387 Andrew Gordon ANA 14 9.76 -29.52
388 Kenndal McArdle WPG 6 6.37 -30.78
389 Lennart Petrell EDM 12 9.27 -31.61
390 Ben Eager EDM 10 6.91 -34.58
391 Anton Lander EDM 13 8.8 -37.46
392 Rod Pelley N.J 5 6.79 -37.49
393 Michael Blunden MTL 5 5.53 -50.78

Again, presented without comment, except to say the Qualcomp numbers are based on a very small sample size and may be well off:

Name CORSI Rel QoC Rk
Ryan Smyth 1
Shawn Horcoff 2
Ryan Jones 3
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 4
Same Gagner 5
Jordan Eberle 6
Taylor Hall 7
Linus Omark 8
Eric Belanger 9
Magnus Paajarvi 10
Anton Lander 11
Lennart Petrell 12
Ben Eager 13