Sep 17, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT
It appears the Swiss National League will soon benefit from the NHL lockout.
Streit will join SC Bern, his hometown club (Streit was born in Bern, the fourth largest city in Switzerland.)
It’s an interesting decision given the 34-year-old rearguard has suited up for a number of Swiss league teams, but never with Bern (at the pro level) — he’s played for Fribourg-Gotteron, Davos, Ambri-Piotta and ZSC Zurich, the latter occurring during the 2004-05 lockout.
Streit has one season remaining on the five-year, $20.5 million deal he signed with the Isles in 2008. In 2011-12, he became the first Swiss-born captain in NHL history.
As for Couture, David Pollak of the Mercury News confirmed reports that a deal is close to being finalized with Geneve-Servette HC.
Based out of Geneva, the Servette team has a number of familiar NHL names on it: Brian Pothier, Rico Fata, Dan Fritsche and Cody Almond, to name a few.
Jun 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT
The coach already had him pick as Plan B if Marian Hossa couldn’t play.
Jun 18, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT
Blackhawks coach knows his team has to improve in those areas.
Jun 18, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT
Stemming from his arrest in 2011.
Jun 18, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT
“I’ve got a nice little scratch mark on my forehead from the claw marks.”
Jun 18, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT
23-year-old defenseman had six goals in the playoffs.
Jun 18, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT
26-year-old made his NHL debut last season.
Jun 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT
But will they stay?
Jun 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT
Could an NHL team one day call it home?
Jun 18, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
As per TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Jun 18, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT
He’s still “day-to-day” with his injury.
Jun 18, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT
He’s been given permission to seek employment elsewhere.
Jun 18, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
“We don’t care about calling certain guys superstars on our team,” said the coach.
Jun 18, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT
Hey, he did take two weeks off.
Jun 18, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT
The Isles are one team that’s reportedly interested.
Jun 18, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT
Former North Dakota standout was a 2009 Panthers draftee.
Jun 18, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT
The No. 2 overall pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is ready to go.
Jun 18, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT
Former ‘Hawks assistant takes over the Caps’ minor-league team.
Jun 18, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT
They’ll suit up for AK Bars Kazan next season.
Jun 18, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Detroit has its core players locked up.
Jun 18, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
They’re just two wins away from their second championship in the last three seasons.
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