I was extremely hard on him early last year, but he has looked great at forward and since he's moved back to D he has been our clear #2 behind Markov. So fundamentally sound, pinches well and has adapted to the physical game, he doesn't turn over the puck in the Defensive zone like the other Ds.
I have become a Streit fan and I'm not ashamed of it. He has been great this year.
personally, I like him better at forward then at defense.
I would have agree with you a couple of games ago, but right now, Streit is so good on defence...he's also one of the only defenceman with a real offensive side on our blue line so he's more important out there.
Also, we have more youngsters in front so we don't need Streit at foward position.
Right now, I really hope we'll trade Rivet...he's so expendable right now!