Craig MacTavish went all Jani Rita on Rob Schremp yesterday. It’s in today’s papers. I know that many of the blog people believe MacTavish tells the truth about 10 per cent of the time and the rest is spin, but this is pretty close to the bone and a bitter pill for Schremp and his fans to swallow. First, let me go back to late September for this MacT quote:
“I don’t want him to be discouraged because he’s making progress. But the injury set him back a little bit. There’s plenty of areas he can help us now, but I feel with what we have here, he needs a little more dimension to his game. We could keep him up with us and possibly play him on the wing on the fourth line and get him in there to help us on the power play a bit if we need it, but long-term the best thing for him is to go down, add another dimension, and when he comes back to us, he’s ready to play.” -MacT (from the EJ Sept27).
Here is the Sun page, I can’t get the bloggerlink to work:
One of the quotes: “He needs the strength base and the quickness. He’s got to be strong enough to battle at a standstill with players because he’s not going to outskate many players.”
Well there it is. They’re sure as hell not showcasing him, that I will say.