New York signs D Mark Streit

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/01/2008 04:32:00 PM | |

Newsday: Greg Logan reports in Newsday's blog a lot of speculation on the players signed already with the focus on Ron Hainsey and Doug Weight for New York but no comments from the club one way or another as he writes about some of the moves already made around the league vs what each move could mean looking ahead.

Updated 8:00pm
BULLETIN: Isles sign Mark Streit
The Islanders just landed their power-play quarterback. Former Montreal defenseman Mark Streit, 31, just agreed to a five-year deal. Streit totaled 13 goals, 49 assists and 62 points last season.

Newsday: Greg Logan has another blog on the Mark Streit signing with contract details.

Islanders website: Has a full update with comments from Garth Snow and Mark Streit on the signing.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Flat out steal for Garth Snow at those years and that price considering what other defenders got. Upgrades the powerplay and the offense from the point huge.

Isles paid below market value for a franchise defender.
So much for the condition of the Coliseum.
Or the reports no one will sign here.
Or they would have to pay huge to sign anyone.

They signed a franchise defender tonight for below market value.
Myths busted tonight.

Best UFA signing in club history.

Hats off to Garth Snow.

Point Blank: Mr Botta has a blog about the clubs signing of Mark Streit where he gives them full credit for the signing.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I wonder why he thinks Islander fans would be complaining about this signing?

For those curious:
TSN POLL Results (as of this blog update)
Which defenceman will provide the best value for his new contract?

Brian Campbell: 8-years, $56.8 million - 30%
Wade Redden: 6-years, $39 million - 21%
Mark Streit: 5-years, $20.5 million - 48%

Billy Jaffe was on Msg and loved the signing.
NYI Fan Cenntral Comments:
That NYI Voices blog could use an update.