In a very good move for the Islanders, they have put in a waiver claim for Edmonton forward Rob Schremp. As the last place finisher last year, the Islanders had first dibs on any player placed on waivers. This is a very low risk, high reward move for the Islanders, as Schremp didn’t cost them anything.
Schremp, a first round pick from the 2004 draft, has fallen far. So far, in fact, that he couldn’t even crack the Oilers roster, and was set for yet another season in Springfield. The Islanders should be able to give the kid top line minutes while he tries to find his game again. If he ever does, the combination of him and John Tavares can become lethal.