Well, the Flyers might have made another step in the right direction. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that the Flyers and Streit have agreed on a four-year, $21 million deal with an annual cap hit of $5.25 million. The reported deal would also have a limited no-trade clause in which Streit would submit a list of teams in which he'd be willing to play for in the event of a trade.
The deal cannot be made official until the Flyers get more cap space which is coming with the likely amnesty-buyouts of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and/or center Danny Briere. This is a 35+ deal meaning that the Flyers are on the hook for every dime of the contract in the event of an injury (such is the case with Chris Pronger) or early retirement.
The 35 year old Streit led all Islander defensemen in scoring with 27 points - six goals, 21 assists. He had three goals and two assists, tied with Jonathan Tavares for the team lead, in their first round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He served as the Islanders captain the last two seasons and has not missed a game in over three seasons. Despite his age, the 5'11" 191 lbs. blue-liner has only played in 491 career games as he made his NHL debut at 28 years old.
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