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Flyers GM confident Streit deal will get done

Jun 17, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers need to clear salary cap space before they can officially add Mark Streit‘s contract to their mix.

Maybe that explains why GM Paul Holmgren seems a little tentative about the situation in the statement the team released on Monday.

“We continue to have talks with Mark’s agent. Although there is nothing to report, we remain confident that we will get something done.”

Again, it’s likely that Holmgren is going through the motions. Some are crossing their fingers that this deal will be cemented* while a few Flyers fans here and there might hope that it doesn’t work out.

It probably will, though.

* – Go ahead, make a joke about Kris Letang‘s agent being one of those people.

  1. Stiller43 - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    As much as i hate the flyers, i respect them (SOME of their fans, not so much). However, i dont think 4 yrs to a 35 yr old D man is what they needed….

    • coopjr - Jun 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      I agree that Streit does not solve big problems for the Flyers.

      However, the larger issues might not get solved in just this off season. If Streit can be a leader and help develop the young D-men on the current roster (and whatever D-man falls to them in the draft) then it will be worth it.

      He can still play, but I think it would be silly to assume Homer feels like this one signing is all that is required.

  2. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    A 4 year deal for a guy of his age just isn’t worth it, now you could make a case with Duper and the Pens if they give a 4 year deal but its still a bit much a 3 year deal makes the most sense for the Flyers. Sure they need defensive help but Bryzaster needs to go. Goaltending has always been an Achilles heel for the Flyers since Hextall left them.

  3. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Was the dupuis comparison necessary or relevant? The rest of the comment makes sense, how about fleury for bryz? lol no I’m not serious but both need to go before either team goes anywhere

    • jpelle82 - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      they are both 35 and should get between 4-5 million per year based on their production lately. i find it odd that the islanders didnt offer the money, mustve been the term that they couldnt agree to…4 years is a stretch.

  4. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Also, I heard the deal is done, 4 years/$21 mil…can’t be announced until the flyers clear cap space

    • hockey412 - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      It also can’t be “done” until the Flyers clear cap space. Nothing’s official until it’s officially official.

  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    @isithockeyseasonyet I made that comparison in terms of their ages in that an older player shouldn’t get a 4 year deal.

  6. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I agree, they just serve different purposes but I get that aspect…also read bernier now w same agent as giroux and streit, good chance the flyers (maybe pens too?) could be looking at that as a possibility

  7. schuckme - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    four years isn’t bad for a 35 yr old above average defenseman this could become a very sherewed move by homer.. Streit is a good luck moving two way defenseman who can definitely find the twine he will be a valuable leader and a commanding veteran presence in the locker room not quite the Jagr type leader the Flyers sorely missed but who is anyway? Kimmo has one more year left to play out after receiving an extension during the season after that Streit will step in and be that guy.. I think Streit will become a rather pleasant surprise

  8. hockey412 - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    “Valuable leader” is what I think they see in him. It’s just odd to me, that he turned down very similar money with the NYI, right after the first year they made the play-offs and all was looking up, on the team that made him the “C”. It’s odd, no?

    • islesjb - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      The isles would only offer him 3 years when he wanted 4. It was for a lower amount as well

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