Note: Periodically throughout the year, Oilers’ prospect Rob Schremp will provide Illegal Curve readers with a unique insight into the world of professional hockey.
For Rob’s eighth entry, he discusses his recent training camp experience and what his expectations are for the 2008/09 season.
Illegal Curve: How would describe your training camp in Edmonton?
Rob: Training camp was pretty exciting with all the buzz about the new faces and the new owner.
Illegal Curve: When the coaching staff sent you back to Springfield did they tell you to work on anything specifically?
Rob: When they sent me down they just said to work hard and be positive.
Illegal Curve: Did the Oilers tell you you’d be the one of the first call ups should someone get injured at forward?
Rob: They didnt really come out and say that, but I would like to think I would be.
Illegal Curve: What has Coach Jeff Truitt told you about his expectations for you and the team?
Rob: Jeff told me he expects me to be his best player every game and in practice as well. He expects hard work and I dont think he’s going to have a problem getting the guys here excited. Our expectations as a team are to be in first place and we have the team to do it.
Illegal Curve: With the strong play of Slava Truknho, Bryan Lerg and Ryan Potulny, how do you think Springfield offense will be this year?
Rob: We have so many good players this year that I think we are going to have a lot of threats offensively including a d-man like Chorney.
Illegal Curve: Do you think you will lead the AHL in scoring?
Rob: My goal is to lead the league but first I need to make sure I’m doing all the small things to get back to Edmonton; they already know I can get points.
To read Rob’s past seven entries click on the interview tab at the top of the page.