Found June 04, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
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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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