I’ve been watching a lot of US Open tennis in the past week or so (it’s wonderful theatre) and John McEnroe is such a big part of it. Do you remember the events that lead up to his famous “you can not be serious!!”? I imagine poor Robbie Schremp must have had that reaction today, and to a lesser extent people like Robert Nilsson, Andrew Cogliano and even Patrick O’Sullivan must have done a double-take.
Because whatever else this move does, it impacts the smurfs on this roster. Here are some other things it likely does:
- Ends Rob Schremp’s Oiler career
- Makes it very likely a major contract is sent to Springfield
- Makes that damn trade we’ve been calling for an absolute must.
- Means someone is going to have to be responsible among the minute men. My guess would be Patrick O’Sullivan.
I think the signing is fine and the contract number (capgeek says $1,125,000) means the Oilers just signed an actual NHL player who has a very good chance of overshooting his contract. I think there will be two trades. Rob Schremp for whatever draft pick is out there (if that deal is available) and Robert Nilsson for a pick. Either that or Springfield is going to have a stunning 1line.
Not everyone can play. This isn’t communism.