Rob Schremp’s first Islander game?

Rob Schremp - lucky number 13?

Rob Schremp - lucky number 13?

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.

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3 thoughts on “Rob Schremp’s first Islander game?

  1. They were talking on the TEAM 1260 (Gregor in particular, I believe) last night about the Battle of Alberta dying out. But I don’t buy it! I hate them Flames. So long as they keep picking up douches like Regehr and Phaneuf, there will be reasons to hate that team. I don’t hate them as much as I did in the 80s, but I definitely dislike them. 😛

    The games are still fairly physical. So I don’t think it’s dwindled just yet.. there’s still a fire there!

  2. Hey Racki,

    Yeah, I missed the discussion on Team 1260 last night, but it does seem that the battle of Alberta’s been dying out. As you’ve probably seen, Calgary hockey forums have seen the rivalry with Calgary and Vancouver intensify at our expense.

    To me, though I always hated the Flames, one of the key elements of the Battle of Alberta was not just the hate itself, but the feelings of mutual respect in spite of the hate, lol–much like the sentiment between the Canadian and Russian teams competing at any international hockey event in the past too. Bottom line, it’s hard to hate a team as much if you just don’t respect them too because it just doesn’t quite feel the same.

    As the Oilers elevate their game and level of play, the old BOA will come back to life and regain its sense of relevance.

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