NHL Trade Speculation: 5 Teams That Could Be in the Hunt for Linus Omark

January 4th, 2013 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
Linus Omark is flashing his talent while playing with Zug in the Swiss National "A" League.

The talented Omark has scored 13 goals and 32 assists in 31 games.

The Swiss National "A" League does not compare with the Swedish Elite League or the KHL. It certainly does not compare with the NHL.

However, Omark has legitimate game-changing talent.

He has an array of moves that get your attention when he is one-on-one with a defenseman or when he breaks in alone on a goaltender.

Omark may turn out to be the best shootout artist of all time (see highlights below).

He is not big at 5'10" and 180 pounds, so he will never be an NHL grinder. But the talent is there, and if he is on the right team, Omark could develop into an exciting player.

Omark remains the property of the Edmonton Oilers. While the Oilers have been struggling for years, they have a boatload of young talent including Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and last year's No. 1 draft pick Nail Yakupov.

Omark, 25, may not get his shot with the Oilers. They have enough young stars and need some strong veteran leadership to help them ...

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