Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by NYR469, Jun 23, 2004.
This Bob McKenzie is great! On top of being knowlegable, his articles are EXTREMELY well written. He has quickly become one of my favorite sports journalists.
it is a reach if the Hawks use the 3rd pick on him?
Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking? Very good article Mr. McKenzie.
I think MacKenzie really hit the nail on the head. While there are questions out there about Schremp's character, he comes off as a decent guy in interviews and teammates always have good things to say about him. No doubt, he has the talent to be one of the top players to come out of this draft class. We'll just have to wait and see which team will be the one to see through the controversy and take a chance on him. I would love to see him fall to the Islanders.
Great article by the best in the business.
No and if they don't they're gonna be one of the teams that feel stupid for passing him up.
Plus he posts at HF Boards every once in a while.
The only question surrounding Schremp is his maturity.
The answer, he's 18!!
His talent should be the major decision maker on draft day. The problem is that NHL GM's (as well as in all sports) overthink the draft process. There are too many tests. The main thing they should worry about is whether or not a prospect has the talent to become a major leaguer.
Trying to get into a teenager's head IMO is pointless. Plus, it gives me a headache.
Well something like maturity is not necessarily taught either. Just look at what our arbitrators of taste are waxing us with.
He has been in the business for about 30 years.
Here's a vote for Schremp's character. When my son was at Select 15's, he just happened to sit down next to Schremp or vice versa to watch tv. Said that Schremp was probably the nicest guy he met, unlike many with lesser talent.
so??????? i don't normally pay attention to the name atop an article...i was just stating that i've been noticing this guy a lot and i like what i've been reading by him! you seem to pick apart a lot of peoples posts db23....
Yes, but did your son tell him to change the channel? And if so, how did he take that? Did he walk out of the room?
I agree! see ya Sat. #44 GOOD LUCK!!!
My friend played on Mississuaga with Schremp and said he was the nicest guy on the team. they still talk all the time and the general consensus was that he was a well liked team guy.
On the other hand Patrick O'Sullivan was hated by most, he was cocky, arrogant and was always getting in fights with teammates during games and practices.
O'Sullivan cannot be completely blamed as we later found out about his off-ice troubles.
Hopefully he turns it all around because he is one hell of a hockey player.
As for Robbie he's gonna be a star.
Well yes and no. While his talent should be the major consideration, you cannot ignore things like maturity and character. Lack of the 2 aforementioned traits has led to the demise of many a so called can't miss careers. I'm not saying that is necessarily the case with Schremp because I do not know the kid. However as part of the process you have look at the total package. If I recall, one of the biggest problems the Habs had with their slew of picks from the WHL during the Serge Savard era, was that they didn't interview the prospects. I'm not saying that the findings from these interviews should be the decision making information, but you can gather some ideas about a persons work ethic, personality, attititudes etc. At the end of the day talent in the wrong package is talent wasted.( see Alexandre Daigle )
Here's some info on Schremp that was posted this morning:
People can believe what they want, but these articles indicate a few things:
1) Schremp is far from being out of shape.
2) He is apparently well liked by his teammates, who have been given every opportunity to rip him. but haven't.
3) He lives to play hockey.
4) He and his agent believe they have valid reasons for requesting a trade from Mississauga.
Schremp seems like to me to be a kid whose priority is becoming a professional hockey player. Nothing else matters, and it remains to be seen if he's taken the correct path to reach his goal. I think people are going to be surprised at how high he's picked though.
Shremp and Hunter
If the biggest knock on Schremp is the fact that Dale Hunter sat him in the final game against Guelph, I wouldn't be too concerned about it if I were an NHL GM. Dale Hunter was the one who looked rather sheepish when the Knights lost the game, the series and a chance at the Memorial Cup.
It is generally accepted that Hunter made a mistake in sitting Schremp, and playing his son on the first line. Just bad coaching really.
The Sporting News Mock Draft gave Schremp a good writeup saying that he was the "most gifted offensive player behind Ovechkin...has no lack of confidence or swagger." Like other have mentioned, his age plays the biggest part regarding his attitude. But IMO that's not necessarily bad for a young player. It's that attitude (or confidence) that got him to this point in his career, and it is what will make him a great player in the future. I don't think that Schremp will allow his bad attitude to prevent him from getting to the NHL.
who's your friend?