Red Wings Interested in Omark?

Forward Linus Omark may have washed out with the Edmonton Oilers, but there’s speculation the Detroit Red Wings might have interest in him.


Could Omark become a Red Wing?

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.


  1. I agree, though I will say given how he was treated by MacTavish, he did fairly well in Edmonton as well. I think this could be one of those deals that everyone walks away smiling. Omark obviously wasnt happy how he was treated in Edmonton, and the Oilers have obviously decided he doesnt fit in their plans, and with Detroit to add youth and skill, it could be a marriage made in heaven…….but……the question is….what is he worth to Detroit and what does Edmonton want in return?

    • I don’t think everyone will walk away happy in the end. I have a feeling that the Oilers will be left kicking themselves. They won’t get anything for Omark right now other than a mid to late draft pick, and he will turn and play good for detroit.

      • The Oil have to many of this type of player and well Omark just never showed all that much. As far as Detroit, I could see it. Fill the hole Hudler left as a small skilled forward.