Current Rank: #10
Summer Rank #16
Linus Omark is a very skilled, undersized forward from Sweden. The Oilers site lists him at 5.09, 168. To give you an idea about how small he is, Cogliano is 5.10, 184. Sam Gagner? 5.11, 191. Liam Reddox is 5.10, 180.
I run all of the prospects through Gabriel Desjardins number each season (Gabriel was doing stuff for other leagues long before Behindthenet which you can find right at the top of this blog. If you’ve never been, click through and soon you’ll be wasting many hours on things. Blame Gabriel. He’s no angel) and the players who get good numbers are Russians (the RSL rocks in at 91% of the NHL) and elite juniors (their ATOI isn’t a factor so they can crash the party).
Desjardins liked Omark the day he was drafted and at this point I’m looking for some kind of governor to stop the flood. Here are Linus Omark’s Desjardins equivalencies by season (with his age for each SEL season):
- 06-07 (19) 82gp, 10-12-22
- 07-08 (20) 82gp, 13-23-36
- 08-09 (21) 82gp, 24-38-62
Seriously. Desjardins once did another equivalency study that was harder than the rating above. Using the Stalker (the Juggs gun version always adds a couple of MPH) we’d get 82gp, 19-29-48 for him so far this season.
I know what you’re saying. He’s small, he’s an imp skill prospect on a team that has too many as it is, he is one dimensional and MacT cannot juggle any more. I get that. Understand completely. And yet, there it is.
His bio on Eliteprospects says “A flashy player with first-class technical skills and hands. Very creative player with good hockey sense and natural scoring ability. Defense is okay, although it can be fine-tuned. Good skater with great agility and moves. Additional strength and muscles would not hurt.”Guy Flaming says he might come over for 2009-10. I say get him over here and let’s see what he’s got.