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02-26-2011, 11:36 AM
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02-26-2011, 11:37 AM
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I don't hate Schremp, he's just not an NHL player, clearly.
yes you do. You let your hatred of the kid blind your judgment on him.

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As a guy with a previous hard-on for Robbie...

He's scoring at a .5PPG pace, he's an high level seamstress, he's a high level PPQB, and he'd be the 2nd leading FO% man on the team, only behind Horcoff (and I don't include Brule because the coaching staff is inept and refuse to use him as center).

we won't pick him up because he doesn't bump anyone and he's small down the center, doesn't skate up to snuff, whatever. But you know... the fanboy in me likes him. Likes him alot.
I would include Gilbert Brule who is 53% on the face off dot. Though he only has taken 154 draws. If he played as many games as Shremp I am guessing his number of overall faceoffs would not trail Schremp's by much.

Schremp only took 377 draws for a 48% rating. Three other centers had way more draws (as in double or triple the amount) on the season for the Isles. So likely he was being sheltered away to some extent from taking on tough opponents in the dot.

He would only be a minor upgrade on the dot over Cogs and Gags. Not to mention if he took as many draws as those two guys have I suspect his percentage rate might drop a little.

I think the only place he might help us is on the PP. He adds another small, soft forward who turns over the puck quite a bit to the line up.

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02-26-2011, 11:38 AM
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yes you do. You let your hatred of the kid blind your judgment on him.
I wasn't a fan of Schremp but I knew he wasn't NHL material...he was a boom or bust prospect

and he's a bust

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02-26-2011, 11:39 AM
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yes you do. You let your hatred of the kid blind your judgment on him.


No I don't, you guys just need to let go, I know it can be tough, and I'm here for you guys if you need to talk, but Rob Schremp is a bust and not an NHL player, KHL bound next season seems like the most logically scenario.

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02-26-2011, 11:41 AM
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No I don't, you guys just need to let go, I know it can be tough, and I'm here for you guys if you need to talk, but Rob Schremp is a bust and not an NHL player, KHL bound next season seems like the most logically scenario.
I'm not a Schremp fan. I just don't hold grudges like you seem to do.

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02-26-2011, 11:43 AM
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yes you do. You let your hatred of the kid blind your judgment on him.
I dunno how you can say it blinded him. Clearly, at least for now, his judgment was accurate.
I think the people who were blinded were those who were actually mesmerized aout his stick tricks, & couldnt clue in he was a poor skater, timid, & very little compete.
But I forgot, it was MacT's fault.

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02-26-2011, 11:47 AM
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Color me not surprised.

Next season, Grabner will hit the waivers too and everybody will be "why?"
Zero chance.

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His play has taken a hit lately and he wasn't playing with as much of confidence. Hopefully he lands on his feet elsewhere and takes advantage of it. If a team needs a PP QB and a puck distributor up front he could be had for very cheap.

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02-26-2011, 11:48 AM
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Some of the Isles fans criticism/comments on him on the 'Trades...' board are pretty harsh! They all figured him out. I'm not sure what more proof some Oil fans need to believe he's not an NHL player.

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He's basically Omark but a little older, for more NA pro experience and without as much jam.

If Omark can't stay in the lineup on a regular basis, no need for Schremp.
The thing with Omark is; why the hell is he sitting out. He got a nice helper on the only goal scored in the game before they sat him. He plays hard in the corners and never gives up on any play. I'm pissed that he's sitting. Sure he makes some mistakes but so do every other player on the team.

Anyhow; Omark > Schremp.

That being said, if the Oilers make moves, I wouldn't oppose having a pp specialist playing limited fourth line minutes that can win faceoffs.

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02-26-2011, 11:49 AM
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Another ex Oiler, Conklin, was waived today as well.

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02-26-2011, 11:52 AM
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Schremp has actually been fairly productive for the Isles so i'm surprised......not so much with Conklin....i think i would go with Ben Bishop and Halak if i'm St. Louis....

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02-26-2011, 11:59 AM
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I dunno how you can say it blinded him. Clearly, at least for now, his judgment was accurate.
I think the people who were blinded were those who were actually mesmerized aout his stick tricks, & couldnt clue in he was a poor skater, timid, & very little compete.
But I forgot, it was MacT's fault.
Mact never gave him a chance, so he really wouldnt know one way or the other. Im just glad he found his true calling as an analyst.

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02-26-2011, 12:00 PM
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Schremp is on waivers... who cares.

There's probably a good reason (or 6) why he is there.

We need to stop wanting other teams garbage

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02-26-2011, 12:00 PM
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D.J. King

Washington waived him today. I think its clear that big Mac won't be back next year and the Oiler's have no one ready for this role.

King is signed for 1 more year roughly 670. Should be a better player then big Mac could Renney turn him into Conton Orr type player?

Worth a gamble

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02-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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Schremp has actually been fairly productive for the Isles so i'm surprised......not so much with Conklin....i think i would go with Ben Bishop and Halak if i'm St. Louis....
They took him off the PP and really cut down his minutes when Okposo returned. He's a guy that relies a lot on his confidence, earlier in the year he was confident and productive, lately he hasn't been. It doesn't hurt that the Isles have been tearing it up offensively either, they figured that he'd be expendable so they waived him. I could still see another team taking a shot on him.

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02-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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Management had a lot of interest in him at one point last offseason.

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02-26-2011, 12:03 PM
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This is partial vindication for MacT not that he needs it.

I wouldn't write Schremp off as a non-nhl'er just yet. Many examples through the years of multiple waiver guys that have turned into solid if not star pros. Cleary, Whitney and maybe St.Louis, iirc, etc.

As someone pointed out, he's a .5 ppg player so there's some talent and skill in him. It just takes longer for some to establish themselves and I hope he has the drive and will to keep trying.

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02-26-2011, 12:04 PM
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All the talent in the world, none of the drive to make himself a better player. I liked him and hope he can carve out a 2nd line career for himself, but not with us.

I was way wrong on him. Not "Hodgson will be the next Ron Francis" wrong, but right next to it. Easily one of my more boneheaded player opinions

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02-26-2011, 12:08 PM
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This is partial vindication for MacT not that he needs it.

I wouldn't write Schremp off as a non-nhl'er just yet. Many examples through the years of multiple waiver guys that have turned into solid if not star pros. Cleary, Whitney and maybe St.Louis, iirc, etc.

As someone pointed out, he's a .5 ppg player so there's some talent and skill in him. It just takes longer for some to establish themselves and I hope he has the drive and will to keep trying.
If he never plays an NHL game maybe, if he gets claimed and plays a few more years I hardly agree, that said who really gives a damn at this point? MacT is gone as is Schremp, as far as I'm concerned we are better off without both going forward.

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This is partial vindication for MacT not that he needs it.

I wouldn't write Schremp off as a non-nhl'er just yet. Many examples through the years of multiple waiver guys that have turned into solid if not star pros. Cleary, Whitney and maybe St.Louis, iirc, etc.

As someone pointed out, he's a .5 ppg player so there's some talent and skill in him. It just takes longer for some to establish themselves and I hope he has the drive and will to keep trying.

The Difference with those guys are that they had the drive to improve their faults...I just don't get how guys can't admit they were wrong about certain prospects. I was certainly wrong about Jani Rita years back...

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02-26-2011, 12:12 PM
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But, but.......he's still going to score more points than Gagner this year.......right?............
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If he never plays an NHL game maybe, if he gets claimed and plays a few more years I hardly agree, that said who really gives a damn at this point? MacT is gone as is Schremp, as far as I'm concerned we are better off without both going forward.
Eh, no. The guy is 25. It's obvious he doesn't have the work ethic to go along with the talent level or he would not have been waived.

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Management had a lot of interest in him at one point last offseason.
D.J. King

Bob Stauffer talked about this guy alot last summer. He might not win all of his fights but he has heavy hands that other tough guys have to think twice about.

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D.J. King

Bob Stauffer talked about this guy alot last summer. He might not win all of his fights but he has heavy hands that other tough guys have to think twice about.
Could be an upgrade on SMac I guess, but where does he fit next season?

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