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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

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The #Sabres have acquired winger Linus Omark from the @EdmontonOilers in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2014 #NHLDraft.

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Just getting word that #Sabres acquired Edmonton winger Linus Omark in a swap for a draft pick. Omark 29 GP in AHL, one in NHL, this yr

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 19 December 2013 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Like the move. A lot of potential there. But I'm hoping that the pick isn't higher than a 4th.

@BuffaloSabres: The #Sabres have acquired winger Linus Omark from the @EdmontonOilers in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2014 #NHLDraft.


That's a good move.

Edited by DStebb, 19 December 2013 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Conditional pick.

Seeing on Twitter that he asked for a trade.

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The Oilers have confirmed they've traded Linus Omark to Buffalo for a conditional 6th round pick

Edited by weave, 19 December 2013 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:19 PM


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So now the Sabres two Swedes named Linus - Omark and Ullmark. Ullmark officially now referred to as Linus the Goalie.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:21 PM



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

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In Linus Omark, the Sabres get the AHL's 4th leading scorer. In 29 Games, he has 14 G and 15 A, point a game in the AHL.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

Linus Omark - LW

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Number: 23
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 187
Shoots:  Left
Born: 5 Feb 1987  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Overtornea, Sweden

Drafted: EDM / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (97th overall)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:23 PM

Yay bargain bin!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

Future cornerstone of the franchise along with Linus Ullmark

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

View PostNumark, on 19 December 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

Future cornerstone of the franchise along with Linus Ullmark
Numark, Omark, Ullmark

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

Not bad,  good bottom 6 guy worst case,  possible 2nd line potential(for our boys  at least)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

Edmonton buttering up La La? I like the move I just don't get it.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

Pats first trade. I suppose Penderwhosit from Edmonton must have been high on this guy.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:43 PM

SABRES ACQUIRE OMARK FROM OILERS

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Linus Omark from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Omark (2/5/87, 5'10", 187 lbs) joins the Sabres after spending the last three seasons in the Oilers organization, where he has played in 66 NHL games, tallying 30 points (8+22). In 2013-14, he has played in 29 games for Edmonton’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, and leads the team in scoring with 29 points (14+15). In addition to leading the Barons in scoring, he is currently tied for fourth-most points in the AHL.

Drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Omark signed a one-year contract with the club in August 2013.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:43 PM

View PostFolignosJock, on 19 December 2013 - 08:42 PM, said:

Edmonton buttering up La La? I like the move I just don't get it.

What part doesn't make sense to you?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

What a bargain! Really underrated guy that never got an actual shot at the NHL. He has talent by the boatload, excited to see how he pann out with the sabres. Everone in Sweden thought he would take the NHL by storm a couple of years ago, but it didn't happen,

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

View PostNaulter8, on 19 December 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

What part doesn't make sense to you?
Why bother trading for a guy who hasn't made it past the AHL at age 26?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:55 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

Why bother trading for a guy who hasn't made it past the AHL at age 26?

He's played 66 NHL games... It's a conditional 6th rounder. He has a lot of potential. We don't have a lot of talented forwards. A lot of sense.

One thing to think about, though: If he has a good finish to the year and ups his value as he heads to UFA he might not stick around if a good team guarantees him a roster spot. A guy that demands a trade might be the type of guy that just goes to the top money on the best team.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Anyone have info on the conditions of that sixth round pick?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

View PostDStebb, on 19 December 2013 - 08:53 PM, said:

He's played 66 NHL games... It's a conditional 6th rounder. He has a lot of potential. We don't have a lot of talented forwards. A lot of sense.
To you, not to everyone.  I don't care what they do at this point.  If they want to aquire every teams Luke Adam, like D'Agostini and Omark, wonderful.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:


Why bother trading for a guy who hasn't made it past the AHL at age 26?

Good question!  So let's start with  this,  Flynn has played 32 games,  and has 4pts!! Flynn is also 25 and is playing on our nhl team,  when he should be in the AHL.  So we move a 6 rd pick,  to,  if nothing else strengthen our Rochester Americans(they're having a decent year).  However I truly believe this guy will be playing on our bottom 6.  He has more offensive talent then 60% of our sabres!  So if he's available for cheap pick him up!!

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

Anyone have info on the conditions of that sixth round pick?
These details don't usually surface for a day or so

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:


To you, not to everyone.  I don't care what they do at this point.  If they want to aquire every teams Luke Adam, like D'Agostini and Omark, wonderful.

I know you and every other sabres fan is tired of hearing it!  But if this guy reaches his potential(I'm hoping we give him a shot and he does)  we got a steal of a deal!!  Reminds me a lot of the McBain trade,  tons of potential just unsure if he will ever achieve it

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

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My instant reaction to Linus Omark getting dealt to the #Sabres:

Edmonton Oilers trade Linus Omark to the Buffalo Sabres

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The deal is only a surprise in that it would have been unsurprising if it had been consummated years ago.
Omark has been the subject of trade rumours since at least the 2011-12 season. A small, skilled forward who has proven time and again that he can be a difference maker in Sweden and Russia and the AHL showed reasonably well in a brief stint with the Oilers in 2010-11 but found himself pushed down the organizational depth chart by the presence of many, many similar players. After spending last season in Switzerland he returned to the Oilers organization this summer and has been up to his usual tricks in the AHL, driving the offence for Oklahoma City.

Unfortunately for the Barons, Omark didn’t come back to North America to dominate the high minors. Reports from CBC’s Elliotte Friedman and out of Europe earlier this week indicated that Omark was unhappy with his situation and had asked Edmonton general manager Craig MacTavish for a trade. At the time, we suggested that a late draft pick or prospect is all that the Oilers could expect in return, so it isn’t a surprise to see a sixth-round pick coming the other way in this deal. Of course, that’s far less impressive than Friedman’s self-described “speculation” on Tuesday:

Edmonton is trying to trade AHLer Linus Omark, who deserves a shot at the NHL level and isn’t going to get it with the Oilers. This is pure speculation on my part, but Buffalo makes sense. The Sabres are on a pace to score 137 goals. The last time a team scored fewer? Chicago in 1953-54, with 133 in 70 games. Twelve teams bettered that in lockout-shortened 1995. Last year? Eight. Omark’s not a cure, but it’s a sensible gamble, no?


#Oilers #OKCBarons

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 19 December 2013 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

According to interviews, Omark planned on leaving  North America by christmas if he didn't get a real shot at the NHL, that's why Edmonton traded him.
"Är du sugen att lämna Nordamerika nu?
Omark– Jag vill ge det en chans fram till jul i alla fall."

Edited by Dannepanne, 19 December 2013 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

View PostDannepanne, on 19 December 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

According to interviews, Omark planned on leaving  North America by christmas if he didn't get a real shot at the NHL, that's why Edmonton traded him.
Merry ###### Christmas Linus!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 09:10 PM, said:

Merry ###### Christmas Linus!



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:18 PM

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Linus Omark was on the ice for 110 unblocked shot attempts for, 78 against at home for the #OKCBarons, generally playing tough comp.

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I expect Omark turns out to be a pretty decent stopgap guy for the #Sabres.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:28 PM

I know points don't mean everything,  and I'm aware 66 games isn't near enough to sample from,  but this kid has a better ppg average then anyone on our bottom 6. I believe this was a steal of a deal

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostNaulter8, on 19 December 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

I know points don't mean everything,  and I'm aware 66 games isn't near enough to sample from,  but this kid has a better ppg average then anyone on our bottom 6. I believe this was a steal of a deal

Yea I am really excited to see how this plays out and he definitely has potential.  Also welcome to the forum naulter :beer:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

View PostNaulter8, on 19 December 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

I know points don't mean everything,  and I'm aware 66 games isn't near enough to sample from,  but this kid has a better ppg average then anyone on our bottom 6. I believe this was a steal of a deal
IMHO, your third line should be composed of grinders and sound two way players that log heavy minutes against teams top lines.  See Paul Gaustad.  Fourth line players are usually energy guys who hit and fight.  Omark doesn't fit those roles but with the way Ted has this team constructed, Omark may have a place.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

View PostNumark, on 19 December 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:



Yea I am really excited to see how this plays out and he definitely has potential.  Also welcome to the forum naulter :beer:

Yeah me too!!  Also I'm pumped to be here,  I've been reading all the time but my acct wouldn't let me comment until lately!!  Thanks!

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:


IMHO, your third line should be composed of grinders and sound two way players that log heavy minutes against teams top lines.  See Paul Gaustad.  Fourth line players are usually energy guys who hit and fight.  Omark doesn't fit those roles but with the way Ted has this team constructed, Omark may have a place.


Very good point! Usually that's how it's run but Nolan likes to spread it out by the looks of it! And while omark needs to work on the flip side of the puck I believe he can and will contribute offensively! Plus at the very least the change of management and acquisition of players has given us something to talk about in whats been a rough year in Buffalo!  Love the fact that we're taking the steps to improve

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:43 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

IMHO, your third line should be composed of grinders and sound two way players that log heavy minutes against teams top lines.  See Paul Gaustad.  Fourth line players are usually energy guys who hit and fight.  Omark doesn't fit those roles but with the way Ted has this team constructed, Omark may have a place.

16 points in 71 games Paul Gaustad? Paul Gaustad is not a two-way player. He's a defensive player. A fourth liner.

View Postd4rksabre, on 19 December 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

Anyone have info on the conditions of that sixth round pick?

Haven't seen anything, but it's probably based on games played.

Edited by DStebb, 19 December 2013 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostDStebb, on 19 December 2013 - 09:43 PM, said:

16 points in 71 games Paul Gaustad? Paul Gaustad is not a two-way player. He's a defensive player. A fourth liner.
Goose averaged more ice time than Vanek.  He wasn't a good offensive player but he plays a much larger role than any 4th liner.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

Feels like they stole a player for a 6th round pick.  Be interesting to see if his showboating ways will be tolerated under TN

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:03 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Goose averaged more ice time than Vanek.  He wasn't a good offensive player but he plays a much larger role than any 4th liner.

He averaged more TOI once which was 07-08, but I get your point. I'm just saying that Goose is a different type of third liner than what you explained haha.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:12 PM

Looks like we have our Ales Kotalik back

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

Goose averaged more ice time than Vanek.  He wasn't a good offensive player but he plays a much larger role than any 4th liner.

Just look at Gaustad's stats, and it's impressive that he's eeked out a 10 year NHL career with his skillset.  I've never understood his value to the game though, especially with the talk that faceoff wins really don't matter.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

View Postinkman, on 19 December 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

Why bother trading for a guy who hasn't made it past the AHL at age 26?
At age 26 you throw the word "potential" out the window. He is what he is, which is an AHL level talent that fills in for you on the fourth line when injuries pile up.

View PostBuffaloBorn, on 19 December 2013 - 10:12 PM, said:

Looks like we have our Ales Kotalik back
Yeah, he's just like Kotalik except 3 inches shorter, 30 lbs lighter and zero amount of Kotalik's goal scoring ability. They are mirror images of each other. :blink:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

A 6th round pick is almost valueless these days.  Why not take a look at Linus?  My only wish is that he was a RW where we're relatively weak instead of a LW.  But, give him a look.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

View PostPotato, on 19 December 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

A 6th round pick is almost valueless these days.  Why not take a look at Linus?  My only wish is that he was a RW where we're relatively weak instead of a LW.  But, give him a look.
They could play him at RW, it's not like his production would drop off.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:37 PM

View PostPotato, on 19 December 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

A 6th round pick is almost valueless these days.  Why not take a look at Linus?  My only wish is that he was a RW where we're relatively weak instead of a LW.  But, give him a look.

Agreed.....the bulk of our bottom 6 are AHL types.  Why not plug in the leading AHL scorer to see if he gives you more.  My expectations are low, but entertainment level may go up for us as his hands are elite.