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Soon To Be UFA Streit Traded To Philadelphia

from Anthony SanFilippo at the Flyers website,

The Flyers began their offseason re-modeling of the roster by trading for a veteran defenseman Wednesday.

The Flyers shipped a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to the New York Islanders for Mark Streit.

Streit, 35, is a pending unrestricted free agent, but the Flyers now own his rights and will have an opportunity to sign him to a new deal before he hits the free agent market July 5 and could sign with any of the 29 other teams in the NHL. He made $4.1 million last season as a member of the Islanders.

“Mark is a player we would have had interest in on July 5th," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. "We now have exclusive negotiating rights and we are hopeful that we can get an agreement in place prior to him becoming an unrestricted free agent.”

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read the full press release below...

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired 5-11, 191-lb defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders in exchange for RW Shane Harper and the Flyers’ own fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Streit, 35 (12/11/77) recorded six goals and 21 assists for 27 points while appearing in all 48 games during the 2012-13 campaign, while also contributing three goals and two assists in six playoff games.  He joined the Islanders as a free agent in 2008 and led the team in scoring his first season with 56 points (16G, 40A), while also representing the Islanders at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game.  He was named the captain of the Islanders prior to the 2011-12 season.

Streit was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens as a 26-year-old in the ninth round (262nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  He made his NHL debut with Montreal during the 2005-06 season, appearing in 48 games.  With the exception of the 2010-11 season, which Streit missed after suffering an injury in training camp, he has missed just 15 games over the course of seven seasons.  He appeared in all 82 games in 2009-10 and 2011-12 and in 81 games in 2007-08, and has also averaged over 23 minutes per game in each of his four seasons of action with the Islanders.  Over parts of seven seasons in the NHL with the Islanders and Canadiens, Streit has recorded 65 goals and 223 assists for 288 points in 491 games. 

A native of Englisberg, Switzerland, Streit represented his country in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, helping Switzerland to preliminary-round upsets of Canada and the Czech Republic.  He has also represented Switzerland 12 times in the IIHF World Championships. 

Harper, 24 (2/1/89), signed with the Flyers as a free agent on March 4, 2010.  In 143 games with the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, Harper recorded 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 points over parts of four seasons.

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Paul's avatar

McKenzie tweet...

Streit, BTW, is a 35+ contract, meaning cap hit counts even if he retires/quits. Likely be looking for long-term deal in $5M/yr range.

 

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/12/13 at 01:48 PM ET

Paul's avatar

According to CapGeek, the Flyers have 14 forwards, 8 dmen, of course Streit not included and 2 goalies signed for next season and are over the cap by $2.5M

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/12/13 at 01:58 PM ET

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So they’ll have to make some trades and/or use a buyout or two before they can even sign him, right?  Tagging space and all that?

Posted by Garth on 06/12/13 at 02:05 PM ET

awould's avatar

Why hasn’t Filppula’s rights been traded yet????????

Posted by awould on 06/12/13 at 02:09 PM ET

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Why hasn’t Filppula’s rights been traded yet????????

Posted by awould on 06/12/13 at 02:09 PM ET

Well, Tick Tock still has until July 5 to make a move.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 06/12/13 at 02:11 PM ET

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Not sure how all that works Garth, I do know teams can start with the buyouts 48 hours after the final SCF game and it ends on July 4th, 5pm ET.. UFA day starts at noon ET on the 5th of July.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/12/13 at 02:12 PM ET

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Well, Tick Tock still has until July 5 to make a move.

I know. I’m impatient. Also, seems like the quicker they do it, the more they’d get in return since the team would have longer to work out a deal before he goes UFA. Maybe that’s poor logic though….

Posted by awould on 06/12/13 at 02:27 PM ET

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Don’t really like this move for the Flyers. I think they were better off paying/keeping Matt Carle.

As for Filppula, I would bet the Stars and Jackets are likely destinations.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 06/12/13 at 02:43 PM ET

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Well, Tick Tock still has until July 5 to make a move

Not if he wants anything in return for him.  The deals are starting now, so now is when Holland needs to start taking offers.  Every day he drags his feet means that the Wings will get less and less for his right.

As it is the most sought after UFA-to-be defence man is only worth a fourth rounder, so Holland had better get off his ass if he’s going to trade Filppula’s rights (he said, knowing full well that Holland will end up letting Filppula walk on July 5th without so much as a conditional 7th rounder in return).

Posted by Garth on 06/12/13 at 02:48 PM ET

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First Bruno Gervais, and now Streit.

This is what it has come to now… Philly collecting cast-off Isles blueliners.

Posted by Primis on 06/12/13 at 03:18 PM ET

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And to exactly no-one’s surprise the Flyers continue to be a dumpster fire of a front office.

They’re choking to death on Pronger’s 35+ deal and they can’t wait to give up assets to get another one on the books as soon as possible.

I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be entering a conference with organizations like that.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 06/12/13 at 03:46 PM ET

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Holmgren might be an example of a GM who is too agressive.  The Flyers always seem to be making moves for the sake of making moves instead of building up a core group of players and adding to it as needed.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 06/12/13 at 04:05 PM ET

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Why hasn’t Filppula’s rights been traded yet????????

Not for nothing, but if the Wings could re-sign him at a rational number, they will.  What they’ll do is try to get him signed to a good deal, and if they can’t then they’ll look at other options.

If they could lock him up for 3ish mil a year I’d be fine with him coming back with a long term deal.  I think the odds of that are vanishingly small, but you never know unless you spend the time finding out.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 06/12/13 at 05:49 PM ET

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Not for nothing, but if the Wings could re-sign him at a rational number, they will.

Of course. But vanishingly small is an understatement. It ain’t gonna happen.

Posted by awould on 06/12/13 at 05:57 PM ET

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