6/12/13

Mark Streit Traded To Philadelphia For 4th Rounder/Prospect Shane Harper

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/12/2013 05:45:00 PM
Islanders website announced they have acquired a fourth round pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, along with forward Shane Harper, in exchange for defenseman Mark Streit. 

NYIFC Comments: 
Not much to write. Comcast/Smg/Ed Snider MSNBC Sports Network Flyers strike again whether it be the countless summer deals (or attempts to sign players) with Nashville, San Jose (Nabokov) or the never ending early trades where corporate teams have advantages in a market where even a contending team dumps salary like Dallas, but now gives 39 year old Gonchar, ten million over two years? 

For the New York Islanders it's the end of an era, a first class captain, with offensive skills that cannot be replaced who was never given the defensive partner to provide him the time/space he needed. Philadelphia if they can sign him (likely) have more veteran defenders with size, who can give him some room/protection he was not getting here.

Updated:
Streit's comments on the trade/signing with the Flyers here.

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