Ryan O'Marra

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  1. Oilers1*

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    I really like what I've read and heard about this guy, but I haven't seen him play. Can anyone who follows the OHL closely give me an idea of what type of player he is/ could be? Did he have a lot of support in Erie? Is his offensive potential good? Is he good enough to be the Jeff Carter of this draft?
     
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    Statistics, build, etc do suggest the Carter comparisons a bit... on paper. Although personally, from watching them play, I wouldn't really make that comparison. O'Marra is a bit stronger and more physically developed IMO than Carter was in his draft year, but the biggest difference is that I don't think that O'Marra does have the same offensive potential... at all. Carter has vision, hands, puck-carrying ability, skating over O'Marra. He might not have shown it statistically in his junior career so much, but that's where statistics falls apart a bit IMO.

    I think O'Marra plays well in traffic and he's good at going to the net, although if he had a more aggressive edge that would help. But I don't really see him carrying an offense the way Carter would. O'Marra can do some good things, but I think he might ultimately be more of a supporting player to a fast and talented winger, or a puck-digger and deflector for some other more dynamic linemates. Maybe O'Marra does some of the things that a Keith Primeau does in the offensive zone? :dunno: Not really dynamic or pretty, but generally effective. I still wish he'd play meaner, though, 'cuz then he'd really fill that niche nicely. I hope that all sounds positive, because I mean it in a positive way and I really like O'Marra as a prospect.
     
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    O'Marra reminds me of Chris Gratton and Keith Primeau except with less of an edge to his game. I think he could be an effective 2-way center that could get 40-60 points a season in his prime.
     
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    I think O'Marra will turn out to be a really effective two way second line power forward that will put up about 50 points a season.
     
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    He's an all waether type of guy. Think Trevor Linden pre-99.
     
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    That's a good comparison, he's got the leadership traits aswell.
     
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    ay got to watch my spelling of "weather", I'm prone to slipping into a gaelic folk dance.
     
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