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Technically, Rob Schremp's eligibility for this list is questionable at best because he's been plying his trade with Modo of the Swedish Elite League since September, but since he was in the NHL last season and will probably be back on this side of the Atlantic within the next year, he's qualifies.
After the Edmonton Oilers took Schremp with the 25th Pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, Schremp was returned to London of the OHL for two seasons. With the Knights, Schremp put up a mind numbing 235 points in 119 games, but the aspects of his game — namely his defensive play and skating that the Oilers needed him to develop, did not improve at the rate Edmonton had hoped.
Though he earned brief call-ups over the course of the following two seasons, Schremp spent the next two seasons in the AHL, and the Fulton, NY native became increasingly disgruntled.
In 2009, Schremp told Hockey's Future he just wanted to get back to "playing Rob Schremp hockey." Though slightly humbled by his repeated demotions, Schremp continued to believe that his strictly offensive brand of hockey would translate to success at the NHL level, which at least temporarily cost him a regular lineup spot in the best league in the world.
There has never been any doubt with regards to whether or not Schremp has the skill, offensive instincts or confidence to play in the NHL, but his apparent unwillingness to tailor his game to the more physical and defensive style of play has hurt his development.
In the NHL, some of the league's most dangerous scorers can get away with being slightly lackadaisical in the defensive zone, but Schremp has only been able to shine offensively in shootouts, when there's no defensive coverage in sight.