Forward Linus Omark may have washed out with the Edmonton Oilers, but there’s speculation the Detroit Red Wings might have interest in him.
DETROIT NEWS: Gregg Krupa recently reported Linus Omark is tearing it up with EV Zug in the Swiss National League “A”, with 12 goals and 31 assists in 29 games. Omark’s linemates are Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg and Wings prospect Damien Brunner. Krupa writes Omark, who remains property of the Edmonton Oilers, may be on the trade block and the Red Wings could have some interest.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The 25-year-old Swedish left wing was once considered a promising prospect with the Oilers, with 27 points in 51 games in his NHL debut in 2010-11, but he failed to stick last season and wound up back with their farm team in Oklahoma City. Omark was rumored on the trade block for much of last season and throughout the summer.
Granted, there’s a big difference between playing in Switzerland and the NHL, but given Omark’s chemistry with Zetterberg and Brunner, he could be a worthwhile, inexpensive gamble who could thrive playing for head coach Mike Babcock. If the Wings are interested, they’ll have to wait until the implementation of a new NHL CBA to make a trade.