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With the way defenders are paid on the open market these days, and given Philly's apparent need to sign a good defender, he should get those numbers easily either from the Flyers or the open market. But it's unlikely that Streit gets to July 5, as if it's money Streit is seeking, Philly will make every attempt they can to get it to him. Last year, they attempted to offer sheet Shea Weber?and the Streit trade seems to be this year's strategy to obtain a defender.?They'll ?just have to clear cap space, which will likely happen by buying out Ilya Bryzgalov.
For the Islanders part, a player and fourth round pick is a nice return for a player they could not come to terms with (there's an argument to be made that they could or should have paid more to Streit, but once the decision was made not to, this is a fine route to go). And there will be defensive depth coming this fall and next to replace the aging veteran. In the trade they got a free pick in the draft and a free player although the player, Shane Harper, could be more of a throw in that Philly needed to get rid based on their contract situation and is a restricted free agent that the Islanders don't plan to qualify.
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6-21-27 in 48 games
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Islanders won?t be buyers or sellers; they?re caught in a middle ground where they shouldn?t sell for draft picks and shouldn?t give up a lot to buy.
With last night?s win, the team moved into a tie for seventh in the standings with New Jersey. It?s precarious -- only two points up on the ninth place Rangers ? but the team has won five-of-six and is in playoff position. To sell off NHL assets would jeopardize the closest the Islanders have been to the playoffs in the five years of this slow, slower, and still slower rebuild. On the other hand, the Islanders aren?t in the best position to buy. They have a lot of young prospects who are ready to jump into the lineup next season. Is it worth selling off some of those pieces to make a run at seventh or sixth in the conference? No, it?s not (also keep in mind the first names on opposing GM?s tongues will undoubtedly be Strome, Nelson or Niederreiter if Snow were to call about a rental). So today, the Islanders will probably be quiet neither selling nor buying but there is one exception: Mark Streit.
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Crucial time in contract talks between Streit and the Islanders. Wed's morning will be cut-off and his trade status determined.#tradecentre— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 1, 2013
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This morning the Chicago Daily Herald reported a source who said that the Blackhawks are interested in both Frans Nielsen and Mark Streit. The source said that the Hawks were interested in Nielsen and Visnovsky, but shifted to Streit once Visnovsky was signed.
Interestingly, the Herald's source also says that the Hawks are looking at Nielsen for the second line forward role, something long debated here on Long Island; whether Nielsen would be better suited on a third line role (he probably would).
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Two defenders, Mark Streit and Lubomir Visnovsky, are solid and could command a good return given the scarcity of good defenders around the league and the high price associated with such players. Just yesterday the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are in total 'screw it, let's go for it' mode thanks to their 12-game win streak, sent a pair of second round picks to San Jose for 33-year old rental defender Douglas Murray. This season Murray has been, er, disappointing in San Jose.
If Murray commands two picks -- either two second rounders or a second and a third depending on how things play out -- then shouldn't a healthy and offensively gifted Mark Streit be worth as much or more?
In today's Newsday, Arthur Staple notes that talks are either underway or will be soon for Nabokov, Streit and Visnovsky. Visnovsky, obviously the longest shot of the three to re-sign, is at least open to listening. Whether that is just polite courtesy or actual interest, remains to be seen.
Brad Boyes, Staple mentions, is likely to be seriously talked to as well regarding a new deal. Boyes has been clicking extremely well with the first line and is third on the team in points.
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They will face the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night and then travel to Fort Lauderdale to battle the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
?We know the importance of going down to Tampa and Florida,? head coach Jack Capuano said after Wednesday?s practice. ?I think all the points right now, whether you get one or two, it?s huge? Points are crucial and it?s still a tight race. We?re right there, but we have to match the intensity level. Looking at Tampa they obviously have some firepower, there is no question, so playing sound defensively is going to be key for us.?
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And here we are today. Almost exactly a year later, and look at that statistic up there. Isn't it beautiful?
After last night's hat trick, Tavares sits tied for first in the league in goals with James Neal and Thomas Vanek, and is 6th in the league in points. Not far behind is Matt Moulson who is 10th in points with 17. Tavares has 20 points in 14 games this season, and is absolutely en fuego. Now if they can get some secondary scoring...
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It's only two games, so it's probably not best to take what's happened as a serious sign of things to come or to heap too much judgement on the team's decision making (as many took to ledges after Saturday's loss only to quickly step back yesterday afternoon). But one thing that has been apparent is that the team has leaned on its top players quite a bit after two games.
Here's a look at last year's ice time for the team (click to enlarge):
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In a disturbingly fast amount of time (considering how long it took to end the lockout) the League and Players agreed to allow teams to use one of their compliance buyouts this season. As as of Saturday teams can put players making $3 million or more through waivers -- basically a formality -- and then will be free to buy them out after which the player can sign for another team or accept a minor league assignment. There's not much benefit for the team to do this. They'll still be dealing with the player's full cap hit all year. It's more of a way to allow the players to find an employer who wants them.
All that being said, it's not likely that Rick DiPietro would get bought out via this method. The Islanders could use a second goalie on the bench, as sitting Kevin Poulin or Anders Nilsson behind Nabokov for the year does those players no good. Also, in this special buyout period, the player has to agree to it. Rick DiPietro still wants to play and doesn't seem to mind doing it in an Islanders uniform.
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#7 - Will there be a 2012-13 season?The deadline for a new CBA has now been set at a little under two weeks from now on January 11th. Finally, mercifully, we'll have either a resolution one way or another.
The way it seems, with both sides inching ever closer to one another, we'll have a deal by then. Neither side is dumb enough to lose a season at this point (right? right?) and there's too much money out there to be made from a partial season for them to continue to sit on their hands. Whether the league caves or the players do is a tough question to answer -- my hunch is some sort but I think both sides know that not having a season is much worse than having a partial season, although a large amount of damage has already been done.
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You can watch highlights of the game here (video can't be embedded, sorry).
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Streit signed with Bern, a team in the Swiss league. Streit spent five seasons with Zurich in the same league prior to playing for the Canadiens in 2005-06.
Visnovsky continues an eventful summer with a trip back home to Slovakia. A change in the KHL rules for singing locked out players allowed the KHL club Bratislava to sign Visnovsky. He had previously played for Bratislava during the 2004 lockout and prior to coming to North America in 1999.