One of the most coveted defenseman via trade is 35 year old New York Islanders d-man Mark Streit, NHL sources say. The Islanders off to a strong 3-2-1 start, are already getting calls on Streit from teams who are making their interest known were GM Garth Snow to put the pending free agent on the trade block at somepoint this season.

Two teams with significant interest is Atlantic Division rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers.

The Islanders might end up stuck in a difficult decision if they fade in the standings as the April 3rd trade deadline nears. They struggle to lure free agents, which makes resigning Streit a priority but at 35 years old, the best route for the Islanders might be to move him for more young assets to grow with this group if this team is once again out of the playoff race.
Do the Penguins figure to go hard after Streit?


  1. nordiques100 says:

    please for the love of god lets take this team out back and shoot it.

    again, the coyotes may be in trouble. thats it. its not 3 strikes its been like 103 strikes. how many more chances will this franchise get?

    and i dont care if it doesn’t get contracted or moved to here in Canada. Fine. But move it out of there. its not working.

    I see Toronto a viable place. Maybe Quebec City. Seattle i like too if they wish to keep a team out west.

  2. doorman says:

    Don’t forget there was that huge new arena built in the hockey mad market of Kansas City

  3. 93killer93 says:

    I wonder if Brandon Sutter pushed for the Pens to pick up Boychuk off waivers.

  4. 93killer93 says:

    Also I expect the Islanders to get a big return for Streit with the new CBA. I think with their ability to keep some of his cap hit, and the demand for defensemen, they can really get some useful pieces for him. Plus they can give the C to Tavares.

  5. mojo19 says:

    As a Mark Streit Keeper-League owner, I just want to say I am totally in favour of the Islanders ship him down the road to QB a Rangers PP featuring Nash, Gaborik, and Richards.

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