Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers' Trade for Islanders' Captain Mark Streit Makes Sense

The Philadelphia Flyers' acquisition of New York Islanders' 35-year-old captain and unrestricted free agent defenseman Mark Streit follows in the pattern of past aggressive Paul Holmgren moves. 

From the Islanders' perspective, they were able to add a 2014 fourth-round draft pick and AHL right wing prospect Shane Harper.

The Flyers' top front office boss has exhibited a habit of engineering 'creative' roster adjustments since he first became GM in the fall of 2006. 

His move to add this veteran D-Man, whose 2013-13 0.56 ppg average basically equaled his career 0.59 ppg average should prove to be a solid move. It also likely signals the pending departure of one of the Flyers' veteran defensemen for reasons that are salary cap- and performance related.

Defense was a team weakness this past shortened-season. Holmgren has given head coach Peter Laviolette a dependable blue line piece that immediately bolsters the top three pairings. Expect more work to be done on the 2013-14 roster as the summer unfolds.
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