Schremp’s problem this season is that the guys who are in the NHL and have his potential job (Gagner, Cogliano) are not looking as though they are going to give up the opportunity.
With the Oilers sailing to another loss tonight, the two kids are among the positives on the team. Gagner and Cogliano both have 4 points, the kid Gagner is averaging a point a game. I understand the risk involved in keeping him up all season but if he’s getting results then why would they send him out?
Schremp’s window of opportunity was probably better last season, and he’s probably not even the most likely callup from the farm (I’d say Smid and Stortini are the likely candidates).
Still, he’s playing well and getting results. Despite the skill duplication among the kids on this roster, if he puts up numbers they’ll have to have a look eventually. He’s 4gp, 2-3-5 and tied for 3rd in AHL scoring (although it’s early) and is tied for the league lead in powerplay goals (2).