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06-12-2013, 12:51 PM
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Streit isn't a first pairing defender but he's a great 2nd pairing puckmover. Former captain on NYI too, so he'll bring some leadership into the room. 3 years, $5mil+ is kinda pricey but he's a solid, solid PMD.

OUT: Briere, Bryzgalov, Meszaros/xxx = $15mil
IN: Streit = $5mil+ ...

Meszaros or Grossmann or even Coburn is probably on the way out... and then we have a very cheap 6th defender in Gustafsson who is ready for full-time NHL duty and he'll perform very well IMO.

This signing seems like a Timonen replacement a year earlier which is nice, but they better hope that guys like Schenn and Gustafsson can replacement Timonen defensively because Streit sure won't. Solid PMD though, which is what most people wanted, right? That and a reliable goaltender...

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