Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:30pm


The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders for winger Shane Harper and a fourth-round draft pick in 2014.

What does it give the Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are hoping to sign the veteran Swiss blueliner before he hits the unrestricted free agent market on July 5. This situation is similar to what Dallas did with veteran defenseman {P Sergei Gonchar}, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Stars after his rights were acquired from Ottawa for a draft pick. Philadelphia already boasted a great power play, which would only be enhanced by Streit's presence in 2013-14. Defensively, he has warts however.

What does it give the New York Islanders
The Islanders tried to re-sign their former team captain but ultimately decided to let him go. Streit was essentially replaced by {P Lubomir Visnovsky} in 2013, and the arrival of {P Thomas Hickey} and {P Brian Strait} off waivers may have sealed Streit's fate. The Isles have other youngsters coming, too. Harper, a restricted free agent, may be offered a contract by the Isles. If not, this deal will mostly be about the future draft asset coming to the Isles in 2014.

Fantasy impact
Streit could see a boost in fantasy value if he decides to sign with the Flyers, since they have a great power play. Otherwise, it's the same situation in Philadelphia as he enjoyed on Long Island. Harper may get a better chance to reach the NHL as an Islander but offers little long-range appeal.

Player focus

Philadelphia Flyers

Mark Streit D

New York Islanders

Shane Harper RW/LW

a fourth-round draft pick in 2014