According to the Edmonton Journal, 23-year old flashy forward Rob Schremp, who is fresh off a one-year, two-way deal with the Oilers, may be available via waivers or trade and the Flyers have shown interest.
“Schremp could have signed for less than $715,000 to make him more marketable to somebody else–the Philadelphia Flyers have also been sniffing around, but don’t have a lot of salary-cap room–but his two-way deal makes him attractive.”
With a bounty of capable forwards, Schremp is caught in a numbers game in Edmonton. Possessing unbelievable stick-handling skills and vision, the Syracuse native saw high expectations after being drafted 25th overall in the 2004 draft. However, his lack of defensive play has kept him primarily in the AHL, allowing him to just play just five NHL games in two pro seasons.
Some Oiler fans feel the hot shot hasn’t been given proper time to showcase himself at the NHL level. But after putting up just seven goals and 35 assists in 69 games last season with the Springfield Falcons, Edmonton’s 2009-10 training camp may just be his last chance to show himself off in Alberta.
Because of his new two-way contract, if Schremp is sent to the minors to begin the season he will be available on waivers. It is not likely he would make it to the Flyers, so any acquisition would probably require a trade, which would hinge on what the Oilers demand in return.
Schremp is a natural left wing and the Flyers are still looking to plug a top-6 winger spot.