Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 11/10/14

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Mark Streit #2 of the New York Islanders warms up before playing against the New Jersey Devils during their preseason game at the Prudential Center on September 29, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Mark Streit from the New York Islanders in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Flyers now own the rights of the defenseman and will have the opportunity to sign him prior to July 5th when he'll be an unrestricted free agent.  We knew Streit wasn't going to be an Islander in 2013-14 after he turned down the team's best offer. With that knowledge in mind, it's surprising that the Islanders were able to get a return on their former captain when every NHL club was aware that Streit wanted to find a new team.  The Flyers still have to sign Streit, but it's safe to assume they'll try their hardest to get the job done prior to July 5th considering they paid a relatively steep price (fourth-round pick) to secure his rights. There's still an outside chance Streit will still test the open market and sign with a new team, but it's highly likely he'll be a Flyer. Philadelphia desperately needs help defensively and they've already been linked to a few big names such as Keith Yandle.  At 35, Streit still has the skills to improve a sputtering Philadelphia defense. However, it's believed he wants a raise from the $4.1 million a year he was earning with the Islanders and the Flyers aren't in the best position to make that happen. This might change should the Flyers deal other pieces or purchase Ilya Bryzgalov's massive contract, but for right now the team won't be able to fit Streit in under the lower $64.3 million cap. This new cap doesn't come into play until the end of training camp, so the Flyers still have time to get their books in order.  [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Falcons LB Shembo charged with killing ex-girlfriend’s dog

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bulls GM: No teams asked to talk with Tom Thibodeau

Aaron Rodgers could take on more play-calling duties

Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State

DeMaurice Smith: NFL teams are blackballing Ray Rice

Bowl games have no place in the College Football Playoff

Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow is a quarterback

Snoop Dogg hooks Texas A&M up with adidas cleats

WATCH: Stephen Curry rides a mini-horse

Metta World Peace gets ejected after five fouls in one minute

On satellite camps and the SEC crying over its self-protections

Four NFL quarterbacks set to take a step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Tigers' pitching woes make Scherzer loss more lamentable

Byron Maxwell guarantees Eagles play in Super Bowl 50

Australian paper runs "Bernie chokes on Kokk' as headline

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Four QBs set to take step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Chip Kelly: Tebow is a quarterback

For LeBron, it's about more than the ring

Is Sam Bradford not close to full health?

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

Good news for the effort to bring an NHL team to Vegas

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.