Found June 04, 2013 on
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The New York Islanders will have to name a new captain for 2013-14. Mark Streit, the team's captain since 2011, has reportedly turned down the Islanders' best offer and will hit the open market on July 5th. The 35-year-old defenseman has played in 286 games for the Islanders dating back to the 2008-09 season and has been one of the team's most consistent defenseman.
This news is pretty surprising considering just a few weeks ago Streit indicated that he wanted to return to the Islanders. In a report seen on Newsday, Streit stressed how much he enjoys playing with the Isles.
"I’ve said it all along, I want to be back. I love it here, I love Long Island and the organization has been great to me.”
Less than a month later Streit is leaving the Islanders, intent on finding a new club. It's crazy how quickly things can change.
Streit just completed a five-year, $20.5 million contract that paid him an average of $4.1 million a season. It's fair ...
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The two-time Vezina Trophy winner is reportedly considering lacing up his skates once again, but he may not necessarily be planning a return to the NHL.
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.
It seems that nothing involving Tim Thomas is ever simple. His path to the NHL was very unorthodox. His style of play in net is very unorthodox. His sudden exit from the NHL was very unorthodox. And, now, it seems like he may make a slightly unorthodox return to hockey next season.
According to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, Thomas is mulling over the idea of returning to hockey...
I was a huge advocate of the Rangers going after Mark Streit when he was a UFA back in 2008. Unfortunately, Glen Sather didn't confer with me and decided to sign Wade Redden for 6-years, $39 million instead, while Streit ended up going to the Islanders for 5-years, $20.5 million. The rest is horrific history for the Rangers.
Now that the 35-year old Streit has rejected the...