Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Mark Streit Nears the End of His Stay in Long Island

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The New York Islanders are actively shopping their captain, Mark Streit, for the 2013 NHL season. Streit has a $4.1 million cap hit contract that is about to expire. The steady defenseman accumulated 47 points in 82 game last year. He is going to demand another contract that pays him over $4 million.

The 35 year old defenseman was a late bloomer, playing many hockey seasons in Switzerland, the country that he was born into. He got his start in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens in 2005-2006 and continues to be an offensive threat on the back end.

GM Garth Snow is looking to trade Streit for draft picks because the NY Islanders have an owner that is unwilling to spend over the cap floor. The Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild are interested in acquiring Mark Streit before the trade deadline.

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