Streit as a forward
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12-08-2006, 06:43 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Based on what I've seen, not only is Streit good enough to play as a forward, I think he might be good enough to play on any line. He cycles the puck well, plays well in the corners, skates fast, hits, reads the play well, makes nice passes, and has a decent slap shot.
He may be more than 4th line material. He was able to create scoring chances for Begin and Murray the past two games and magically made the line a threat. I've said this before, but I'd be curious to see how he'd play with guys who could score, just to know what his limitations are. It might be useful information come next offseason.
Anyway, we have to keep this guy in our lineup long-term. Players as versatile as he is don't come along too often. He's still learning even though he ain't young age-wise. He could be a very important player in a couple of years.
Right now, it's good to know he can fill a hole at D or as a forward. He's inexpensive too, so come this next offseason, if we lose players to free agency, whether at forward or defence, at least we have a guy who has proven that he could play either position in the NHL. An ideal utility player...a wild card.
Streit is the new F.P. Santangelo, only better!
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