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Report: Mark Streit’s deal to include no-trade clause

Jun 17, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers might just part ways with two of their splashiest moves this summer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that GM Paul Holmgren has stopped throwing caution to the wind.

Whenever Mark Streit‘s contract becomes official, it’s also a 35+ deal, which means the Flyers are stuck with what is expected to be a $5.25 million salary cap hit even if he retires before it expires.*

They won’t be able to pawn his deal off on another team unless the 35-year-old approves, either. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the deal will include a no-trade clause with a list of teams he would accept being dealt to.

The size of that list isn’t clear yet, which makes sense since the sides need to wait to make it official anyway.

To add a little drama, it appears that this move cements the notion that the team will use its two compliance buyouts on Ilya Bryzgalov and Daniel Briere. (Both Dreger and Bob McKenzie rank among the many making that argument.)

It just goes to show you: the Flyers entertain during these summer months even when they miss the playoffs altogether.

* – The team has seen how a good defenseman’s deal can turn into an albatross with Chris Pronger, so the organization must hope that history doesn’t repeat itself.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    IMO, this is the worst part about the deal. It’s worse than the 4 years and the cost because it essentially handcuffs them even more. But I am excited to see what else the summer has in store for this team… lots of moving parts.

    • Habib Marwan - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      you may have to wind up trading one of your wonder boy brothers that you are so hard up on, most likely if one of them had to go with would be brayden

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        Haha you need to give your Schenn bashing a rest. Both players have high ceilings and are 23yrs and under. Brayden (21) has the potential to be a consistent 20-30 goal power forward, while Luke (23) clearly proved that he can be a solid top-4 defender in this league. He had a great year, despite what you think (eventhough you barely watched the Flyers). But I don’t necessarily disagree with you because they could flip Bschenn or Couturier for another defender. I’d rather trade Laughton, but we’ll see.

      • laxman1944 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        Brayden Coburn……..Yes please

        Too soft and when pressured in his own zone he tends to turnover the disc.

    • Habib Marwan - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      ceiling ? do you know how speculative that sounds? , whats going to happen when him and voracek are due for raises ?? whats schenn done so far to warrant all this hoopla other then lay a few good hits in that pens series over a year ago ….. explain

      • laxman1944 - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        Well it was his first year in Philly and a strike shortened season to boot.

        So what was seen so far is that a change of scenery for Luke is…… far so good.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        First, Voracek got his new deal before last season, he’s locked in at a reasonable rate for the next 3 years. The “hoopla” surrounding Schenn is no different than any other blue chip, top-5 pick. Both brothers were top-5 picks actually. So naturally there is a certain expectation that they will succeed. And although Schenn has his flaws he also has a unique skill set that scouts covet. He’s got a physical edge, quick hands, a nice shot, and above average speed. He has the frame to become a stereotypical power forward. He’s excellent down low, along boards or around the crease, where he’s hard to move. For the first third of the year, he was on fire. Then he slumped badly, before turning it around over the last 15 games. He’s streaky, which is to be expected of a 21yr old. To live up to his Mike Richards comparisons he must be more consistent and work on his defensive game. But overall the kid is clearly a talent. In this upcoming season, barring injury, I guarantee Schenn will have atleast 20 goals. If he can do that, at age 22, then maybe you’ll actually start to recognize his talent.

      • coopjr - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        You appear to have a low ceiling.

      • Habib Marwan - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        lol@ brayden schenn ….. household name … there wasnt one of you armchair exprts that ever even heard of this guy till the day he got traded to philly…he’s expendable.. just like everyone else but giroux

  2. bobhpine - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Also part of the deal, an ownership stake, lifetime season tickets, input on all personnel decisions and a signed jersey of the 1975 cup team.

    This guy will look good in a Phantoms jersey in two years.

    • 950003cups - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      Can’t bury him in the AHL cause its a 35 and over contract. Cap still counts.

    • ml3939 - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:35 PM

      This isn’t the Pens. Season tickets are not available in abundance after a disappointing season.

      As always, bobhpiningforattention. Shouldn’t you be watching the cup favorite Penguins right now. Oh, wait…

      • bobhpine - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:11 PM

        Aren’t you like a forty year old man?

        Which is funny since, even being so old, you still don’t remember the Flyers actually winning a cup.

      • ml3939 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        Nope, which is indicative of your poor comprehension skills. Did you see that save Fleury, I mean Vokoun… Oh yeah, choke.

    • laxman1944 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Go away

    • laxman1944 - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Watch out Bob!!!!!!!……….Mom’s home

  3. 950003cups - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    With an age 35+ contract, the only way to get him off the books (cap-wise) is to trade him. Which they just took that option away with the NTC. Devils traded Rolston to Islanders so they can get to the cap ceiling, but Streit is on the books for 4 years even if he gets abducted by aliens. Who was gonna steal this guy away with a better offer? Tell me, who? The NTC was absolutely not necessary.

    It’s no wonder why my damn Comcast bill is so high. Gotta pay for Bryz, and crap deals like this one. Cablevision aint too much better in price. I guess those customers have to pay for Dolan’s deals too.

    Notice how Verizon FiOS is so cheap? THEY DON’T OWN AN NHL TEAM!!!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      From everything I’ve read it really seems like Edmonton wanted to go all out for Streit. They need another puck moving defenseman and they have cap space. And since the FA market is barren when it comes to defenders, it’s very possible that a bidding war for the best defenseman in a weak class would’ve upped the price to 6mil/yr, if not more. I mean David freakin Clarkson is gonna get over 5mil and there’s a decent crop of power forwards available. Defenders are at a premium. It’s not close to ideal, but it’s the best move the Flyers could’ve made without giving up serious assets (Schenn, Couturier, Laughton, 11th pick).

      • 950003cups - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        Clarkson getting $5mil? That’s steep!!!

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:01 PM

        It’s a legitimate possibility. In fact, expect him to get closer to 5.5, which I find absurd since he’s essentially a poor man’s Hartnell with a much less proven track record. And Hartsy makes 4.75. But that’s what happens on the FA market these days.

      • laxman1944 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        Spot on Philly……’s what the market bears AND you did not sacrifice young assets.

        Hell they’re still at least 2 years away.

  4. Habib Marwan - Jun 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    the flyers would take clarkson in a heartbeat , whether they needed him or not

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Why? We have a cheaper, much more proven version in Hartnell. Clarkson has scored over 40 pts once, while Hartnell has done it seven or so times.

      • Habib Marwan - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        I like ralph malph alot 77 but he’s getting old and a tired fall down act is wearing thin on people… clarkson would be a good fit … and ralph aint puttting up 30 goals ever again

  5. 19to77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Because NTCs for everybody worked out so well for the Calgary Flames. =/

  6. crazemastercraze - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Flyers management. Always good for a laugh

  7. islesjb - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Got all the respect in the world for Streit but I’m glad the Isle didn’t offer him this deal.

  8. malkinrulez - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Beggers can’t be choosers in Philly , Streit contract isn’t outrageous but I do believe they will make another move trading one of the young forwards for a young d- man. Philly had to improve their d and there aren’t many options. I give Holmgren credit for rolling the dice.

  9. tuberippin - Jun 18, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    Oh Paul Holmgren, you so crazy.

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