P.M. Links: Revisiting Schremp, reviewing Islanders plans

I mentioned this in the post-injury ode to Rob Schremp, but after reading some league-wide takes on Schremp's season, I think it's worth repeating: Schremp had 20 points (6g, 14a) in his final 26 games (excluding the game in which he was injured in only four shifts). Encompassing both winning streaks and losing streaks, that could be important in predicting what he'll bring next season, assuming his knee heals correctly.

People look at his season-long stat sheet and conclude, as Erik Duhatschek did (with praise)...

He had 25 points in 44 games, respectable totals given his ice time; and most importantly, was just minus-four, not bad on a team where five players were minus-13 or worse, including Tavares at minus-18.

...but that sort of overlooks an initial adjustment period for Schremp. He was tried first at left wing, then Scott Gordon concluded he could only work at center -- and before Josh Bailey was moved to wing, that meant very limited opportunities. In fact, Schremp appeared in only two games between Oct. 22 and Dec. 9. Add it up with his often second-choice linemates, and this season may not have been the .77 pts/GP pace of his final 26 games, but it wasn't just the .57 pts./GP pace that his overall totals would tell you, either.

(And if you want to get really cute, that minus-4 was spiked two games before his injury by Schremp's minus-3 in the Atlanta game, where every Islander looked bad.)

Other Random Items of Interest:

Happy two-game weekend. With back-to-backs, which goalie starts which game?

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