Tomorrow night, Rob Schremp looks to be making his debut as a New York Islander against the Ottawa Senators. Oddly enough, it’s speculated that Schremp’s debut will cause Jeff Tambellini to be a healthy scratch.
13 and 7 – 13 Appears to be Rob Schremp’s new number that he’ll use playing for the New York Islanders. 7 is the number of NHL hockey games that Rob has played during his career to date.
From Lighthouse Hockey, it looks like these might be the lines that the New York Islanders play:
Matt Moulson | John Tavares | Kyle Okposo
Rob Schremp | Josh Bailey | Trent Hunter
Sean Bergenheim | Doug Weight | Jon Sim
Blake Comeau | Richard Park | Tim Jackman
However, these lines are based on recent NY Islanders’ practice sessions, so there might be some changes prior to the actual game on Thursday vs. the Senators.
Around the NHL: It looks like the Vancouver Canucks are off to an inauspicious start after collecting three losses in as many games. Growing up in Edmonton, there was a time when things were basically pretty simple for me. As an Edmontonian it was pretty much a given that you hated the Flames more than any other hockey team and that the feeling was mutual with respect to Flames fans and the Oilers. However, with the Oilers failing to make the playoffs over the past three seasons and the emerging rivalry between Vancouver and Calgary, the old Battle of Alberta has started to lose its relevancy. On that note alone, it’s nice to see our talented Northwest division rivals getting off to a slow start and struggling somewhat. Perhaps they’re suffering from the dreaded fate bestowed on any team that’s widely speculated to win the North West division title.