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Linus Omark wants out of Edmonton – just check Twitter

Apr 11, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

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If anything, the Edmonton Oilers might generally be guilty of rushing young players into action too soon. (Just ask Tyler Dellow.) Still, not every whipper snapper is on the fast track and Copper & Blue points out that Linus Omark isn’t especially happy about his relationship with the team’s management.

When a fan gave him a boost on Twitter and simultaneously pumped up Omark in his quest to prove the Oilers wrong, the young Swede provided a surprisingly frank response. (Forgive the Twitter shorthand, as this is an exact quote.)

“I live to show that the ‘two’ are wrong. But I really hope edm let me have a chance in another nhl team.”

It’s not abundantly clear who exactly the “two” are. My guess it’s head coach Tom Renney and general manager Steve Tambellini, but it could be other front office members or perhaps Renney and another coach. Either way, it’s a sign that Omark might be a little bit disgruntled.

After playing in 51 games (five goals, 27 points, -16 rating) last season, Omark only played in 14 this season, registering three goals and zero helpers with a -5 rating. At 25 years old, he’ll be a restricted free agent, so he’d need a trade or for the Oilers to let him walk in order to get away from the “two.” Taking to social media certainly would rank as an interesting (and unusual) way to make that happen.

  1. solador78 - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Trade him to Columbus.

  2. jason9696 - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Deadmonton’s a dump. I don’t blame him.

  3. ray2013 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Omark is screwed by the way management has built the Oilers. If you look at five of their top six you have Hall, Nuge, Eberle, Gagner, Hemsky. Now add in Yakupov, if they decide to draft him. There’s a lot of skill but not a lot of size. Who does management bump out of the way to bring in Omark into the top 6? Lack of size in their top-6 is a problem, and would only get worse by adding Omark.

    It’s too bad. I’ve always thought he can be an exciting player, when given the chance. Hopefully some team find a place for him.

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