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Will A Team Pay Streit $15M Over 3 Years?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

In other contract developments potentially affecting the Oilers, with New York Islanders captain Mark Streit turning his back on the Isles’ three-year offer of about $14 million, the Oilers would almost certainly have interest with his ties to head coach Ralph Krueger, as Krueger once coached Streit on the Swiss national team.

The problem is Streit turns 36 in December and wants at least $5 million per for three years, and his play has dropped off the last two years. He’s still a good on the power play, but he’s not a strong defender.

With the NHL salary cap coming down to $64.3 million for 2013-14, I don’t see the Oilers giving him $5 million or more per season, not for three years.

- Also, there is NHL interest in forward Linus Omark’s rights. The one-time Oiler (they hold his rights) led the Swiss league in scoring this year. The Oilers don’t have a fourth-round draft pick in June — I suspect that’s what they’re trying to get for Omark.

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redxblack's avatar

If he’d take 2 years at $5 or 3 years at $4, he’d be a good fit for the Wings. They need so much help on the PP.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/05/13 at 11:34 AM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Would it be worth spending a 4th on Omark to put him back with Z and Brunner?

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 06/05/13 at 11:36 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

If Omark can be had for less than $2m, absolutely.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/05/13 at 12:02 PM ET


I thought Detroit wanted to get bigger…

Posted by Garth on 06/05/13 at 12:08 PM ET


...and a proven NHL scorer.

Posted by Garth on 06/05/13 at 12:09 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

They need so much help on the PP.

Our PP stunk last year with #5 back there, something tells me Streit wouldn’t help a whole lot.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 06/05/13 at 12:39 PM ET

awould's avatar

I like Streit but not for the money they’re tossing around. Then again, it seems like every FA every summer is overpriced because it’s always a weak UFA season. Maybe that’s the market….

Posted by awould on 06/05/13 at 01:01 PM ET


Every year looks great when you’re looking ahead, then most of the UFAs end up re-signing and everyone starts talking about how much better NEXT years free agent crop looks.

Posted by Garth on 06/05/13 at 02:53 PM ET

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