Originally posted on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 6/12/13
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

Cavs discussed three-team deal that would net them Melo

Celtics reportedly discussing Kevin Love trade

New York Giants to pursue Matt Forte?

Joe Mauer to try wearing sunglasses to improve pitch tracking

Charles Woodson joining ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' team

A’s land Khris Davis from Brewers for prospects

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Family of deceased Kyle Field construction worker awarded $53 million by jury

Chris Bosh to miss All-Star Game with calf injury, Al Horford to replace

NBA commissioner Adam Silver supports bringing sports betting in to the light

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia becomes first player ever banned by MLB for PEDs

Eight bold predictions for NBA All-Star Weekend

Iowa athletics department under federal civil rights investigation

Why the Virginia Cavaliers are a National Championship contender

Cardiff City owner tells team to shoot more, because ugly men can marry beautiful women

Report: American Pharoah will make $35 million as stud in 2016

City hosts Tottenham in Valentine’s Day clash

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Is there a place for Aaron Hill with the Brewers?

The market for forwards may shape the NHL trade deadline

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

The most intriguing NBA story lines for the rest of the season

Report: Timberwolves ‘lament’ Andrew Wiggins missing weight-lifting sessions

Kevin Durant to the Warriors makes little sense

City of Atlanta, Braves fighting over iconic Hank Aaron statue

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

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker