Islanders Sign Ryan O'Marra

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  1. ReLyT

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    He'll be in Erie next season, I guess.
     
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    Why's that? Good chance to get him some experience at a higher level, and still let him finish out his junior career. What's the downside?
     
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    I think he assumed that O'Marra would play in the AHL next year, which he's ineligible to do.
     
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    I was thinking they were planning on using him for the Bridgeport in the playoffs, and then the following season use him for the Islanders.
     
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    Possible, of course, but highly unlikely unless he overwhelms at camp (in which case, why hold him back?). Nokelainen and Colliton (and Comeau, to a lesser extent) are similar players, but further along in their development, so there's zero need to rush him. In fact, those two serve as more incentive to take your time with Ryan, as having him on the NHL team would probably be at the expense of one of them when they're more ready.

    I'd bet dollars to donuts that O'Marra is back in Erie next season. And if he has a decent playoffs with Bridgeport, I wouldn't be surprised if he dominated the OHL next year.
     
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    O'Marra is going to be a good pro player imo. He has great work ethic and decent all around skills. I wish good luck to him , btw colliton is having an impressive season.
     
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    Seems like the Islanders have a lot of gritty, solid prospects. My question is do they need more dynamic prospects/players, who can fill it up more. Maybe it will work for them, seems like they are drafting all charachter guys with good worth ethic, but guys that may not have HUGE upsides.

    Or am i off here? Not saying this won't work for them, not knocking it at all, just wondering.
     
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    There's actually something of a debate on this subject on the Isles forum. Personally, I don't have a problem with it, as O'Marra, Colliton, Comeau, Nokelainen and Bergenheim are my favorite prospects the Isles have. I love the idea of having a team full of guys that will outwork you nightly, grinding out the hard fought defensive wins. Even if they're not the most skilled, they have enough guys that one or two can step up on any given night and score enough to win those low scoring games. We may not be the best team down the line, but at least with this prospect core, I know we'll be tough to play against.

    But I wouldn't mind grabbing a more elite talent with our first pick this year. Maybe Backstrom/Mueller fall to us, maybe we go with Brassard or Frolik or Tlusty. I'd be OK with that. But I'd also be OK with taking Kyle Okposo or Chris Stewart, especially if we could trade down and still do it. :dunno:
     
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    He's got Captain written all over him.

    I don't see him being anything more than a third line center though.
     
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    Bergfors is 18 years old and play in AHL. Is not too early
     
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    bergfors is also european, not north american
     
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    O'Marra has already scored a goal in his professional debut. Check that, he just scored again!!!
     
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    To be honest, he's one of the few players I was happy the Rangers stayed away from. I've just had a bad feeling about him since the draft.
     
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    Hmm, lets see how he is doing after another game or 2 after the adrenaline has wore off.
     
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    Wow you Rags fans really hate him, I wonder why? :sarcasm:
     
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    No hate on O'marra...I actually like him, enjoyed watching him and a fellow Ranger prospect on the energy line in the WCJ's. Just putting some fans a few steps back down to reality...he's not going to be a 50 goal scorer.


    Now if we start talking about like/hating Isles fans...thats a different story.. :sarcasm: ;)
     
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    O'Marra's alright. He'll be a second-third liner for years to come.
     
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    Hey, in my past posts before the draft I had said I wanted the Rangers to stay away from him. He just seems like the type of guy I wouldn't want to take that high, to be honest.
     
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    I don't think any Islanders fans think he will be a 50 goal scorer. My guess is he will be the perfect 2nd line center(good 2way player, 25-30goals, 60-70 points). He basically was the "safe pick" the time the Islanders turn came up and i have no problems with that.

    I think 10 years from now when we rate the draft there will be about 5-10 players drafted before him that O'Marra is better then, but a few picked after him in the first round that would be better(although your taking more risk on those guys being duds).
     
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    I'll agree with that. Thats pretty much what I see him turning into as well.
     
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    I think that it's interesting how before this draft everybody was projecting O'Marra to go to Atlanta to be a future center for Kovalchuk. Now all of the sudden he's going to be a "gritty 3rd line center."

    The guy is a gritty player no doubt--during the WJCs he hit everything in sight and he's a great backchecker and defender, but why don't people think he can be an effective offensive player? I'm not suggesting that he is well suited to being a first liner, but the way he's played at Erie it's not a stretch at all to see him scoring 60 points in the NHL.
     
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    Id have absolutely no complaints if he turned into that

    Brindamour lite? id love that
     
  25. I really like O'Marra, actually.
     

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