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06-13-2013, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
It seems to be in dispute that Streit can give a team 22 minutes of quality play a night. I'm not saying I'm against having him on the team quite the contrary! but I don't see Streit as a workhorse who can log the big minutes in all key situations. Fortunately, a theoretical Grossmann-Gustafsson third pairing means that nobody needs to be played into the ground.
Minutes-wise he already was being used that way. He also doesn't have the same mileage as other heavily-used 35-year olds because of how long he played in the NLA. And he never averaged less than 23 minutes a game with the Islanders. The Flyers lacked the minutes eater when Matt Carle walked, and this year's UFA class is devoid of them, so guess what happens.

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