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Rob Schremp heads to Europe

Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:50 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 7:05 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Rob Schremp, perhaps best known around hockey for his trick shots in practices and shootouts throughout the minor leagues and his various NHL stops, has reportedly signed with Modo of the Swedish Elite League according to Risto Puckarinen and Newsday's Katie Strang.

His raw skill and puckhandling abilities are incredible, but it's never really translated to success at the NHL level due to other shortcomings in his game (like his play when he doesn't have the puck). He's scored 20 goals in 114 NHL games with the Oilers, Islanders and Thrashers, including a career-high 13 this past season.

He's been claimed on waivers twice in his career, and was a free agent this summer, seemingly unable to find an NHL team willing to take another shot on his offensive abilities.

If nothing else, he's fun to watch, and seems to be, for lack of a better analogy, hockey's answer to an AND1 basketball player: entertaining, but not necessarily destined to be a star in the big leagues. Still, we enjoy watching him do what he does best.



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Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Rob Schremp heads to Europe

Apparently, the problem was not his talent but his attitude according to many "inside" nhl sources.  Really a shame because i always had high hopes for him with my oilers.  Maybe he can realize the error of his ways, and mature a little, and then perhaps someone in the nhl may give him another shot.



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Rob Schremp heads to Europe

Should create a Harlem Globetrotter's of the NHL; he'd be fun to watch!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:30 am
 

Rob Schremp heads to Europe

Lightning quick hands, he'll be fun to watch for those hockey fans in Sweden.  Too bad he never put it all together...




Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Rob Schremp heads to Europe

his best goaql ever was still probably when he was an Islander against Colorado.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZKUD_CdCo

Good guy, but wat too limited outside the shoot-out.


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