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Not even a week after acquiring his rights, the Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly signed veteran defenseman Mark Streit to a four-year contract, as per CBC.
Mark Streit is the latest addition to a Flyers blueline that has searched for answers since Chris Pronger left. Image Credit: Dan Nicholas
The Flyers have been desperate for blueline help after Chris Pronger’s (unofficially) career-ending head injury, suffered back in November 2011. Since then, Philadelphia has traded for Nicklas Grossman, dealt former No. 2 overall pick James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn, signed Matt Carle to a big free-agent deal, and acquired Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings.
Still, those moves weren’t enough to shore up a defensive corps that allowed 28.6 shots/game and 2.90 goals/game last year. So now, shortly after sending a 2014 fourth-round pick and minor league forward Shane Harper to the Islanders in exchange for their former captain’s negotiating rights, the Flyers have signed Streit to a four-year deal worth a reported $5.25M per annum.
Streit, a 35-year-old native of Bern, Switzerland entered the NHL back in 2004 as a ninth-round draft choice (262nd overall) of the Montreal Canadiens. He spent three seasons with Les Habitents before joining the Islanders in 2008 as a free agent. He spent the last four years as a fixture of their blueline, earning the captaincy in 2011 after Doug Weight retired. For his career, Streit has scored 65 goals and 288 points while playing in 491 NHL games.
He is the the second-oldest member of the Philadelphia defensive corps, after 38-year-old Finn Kimmo Timmonen, and will be expected to bring skill and leadership to a locker room that seemed to lose focus during last year’s lockout-shortened season, a season that saw Philadelphia miss the playoffs for the first time six years.
Broadstreet Bully faithful can only hope that this most recent addition to their team’s blueline is the piece that finally fixes the damage left in Chris Pronger’s wake, and returns them to Stanley Cup contention.
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Defenseman Mark Streit is staying in Philadelphia
Less than a week after Streit was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the New York Islanders, the 35-year-old defenseman agreed to a four-year $21 million contract, according to a person familiar with deal.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flyers had not announced the move on Tuesday, a day after Canada...
Mark Streit was the captain of the New York Islanders from 2011-2013 (US Presswire) On Monday evening, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Streit. His rights were acquired from the New York Islanders on June 12. Streit is a 35 and over contract, so even if [...]
The news of Mark Streit's impending four-year, $21 million deal with the Flyers did not come as a surprise after the team acquired his rights last week from the Islanders in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round Draft choice and minor league forward Shane Harper.
Streit got his unrestricted free agent market value in terms of the $5.25 million cap hit. Like it or...
NHLTags: Bobby RyanIlya BryzgalovJonathan BernierPaul HolmgrenRich WinterDepending on who you believe, the Philadelphia Flyers will either be an exciting force to watch for the 2013-14 NHL season or a trainwreck waiting for the whistle to blow.
The rumors that typically circulate at this time of the year have begun gaining traction, as every...
Ilya Bryzgalov skating out for the 2012 Winter Classic, which he did not start (Getty Images) Four years, $21 million. That is the contract that Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers signed veteran defenseman Mark Streit to. However, the deal can not be made official yet. Why? Teams currently are complying with the 2012-13 season’s [...]
Hello Mark Streit. Au revoir Danny Briere.
One 35 year old player arrives in Philly while another 35 year old soon-to-be-will be departing soon.
Earlier Tuesday night, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio confirmed ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's report that
the Philadelphia Flyers have indeed decided to buyout the centerman.
According to the report, Briere and Flyers GM Paul...
The Philadelphia Flyers are buying out the final two years of forward Danny Briere's contract.
General manager Paul Holmgren confirmed the move in a statement Thursday. Briere will become an unrestricted free agent as part of the Flyers' offseason shake-up of their high-priced roster.
The move will shave $6.5 million off their salary cap. Philadelphia had one of the NHL...
Each team, under the new CBA that goes into effect next week, is allowed two amnesty buyouts of big salaries. Why not punish teams for past sins? Cap compliance, of course. The Flyers have two very large contracts that don't look very practical: those of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and forward Danny Briere. Briere has been informed that he will be the first of the two buyouts,...
A person familiar with discussions confirms Danny Briere is set to become a free agent after the Philadelphia Flyers informed the veteran forward they intend to buy out the final two years of his contract.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Flyers have not announced their decision. ESPN.com first reported Briere's pending buyout Tuesday evening...
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Once again, the Anaheim Ducks are considering moving power forward Bobby Ryan in a blockbuster deal. And once again the Philadelphia Flyers are highly interested in acquiring the New Jersey native.CSN Philadelphia reports that the Flyers could offer steady young defenseman Braydon Coburn and the 11th overall pick in the coming NHL Draft for Ryan. That may be enough to get the deal...
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If we are to believe the rumor mill, the Philadelphia Flyers may end up buying out Daniel Briere but not Ilya Bryzgalov...
Rich Winter, Ilya Bryzgalov's agent has been informed by Paul Holmgren that Bryzgalov will NOT be bought out after Cup Final...
With the increasing likelihood that the Flyers will buy out Ilya Bryzgalov this summer rather than giving the relationship a third season, there has been much recent speculation on candidates to either compete with Steve Mason for the starting job or serve a backup goalie capable of handling a significant chunk of playing time if Mason falters or gets hurt. There are no current international...
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
When Streit is officially signed, he will have a $5.25 million cap hit per season. That means the Flyers’ top six defensemen next year - Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Nick Grossmann, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros and Streit - will have a combined $26.85 million cap hit for 2013-14. That’s 41.8 percent of the team’s $64.3 million...
Unrestricted free agent Mark Streit was recently traded from the New York Islanders to the Philadelphia Flyers, allowing the Flyers to begin negotiating with him prior to the July 5th opening of NHL Free Agency. Philadelphia promptly signed the defenseman to a four-year deal. It’s a common occurrence; the Caps traded Dennis Wideman to Calgary last offseason so that Calgary could...