Earlier today, Team 1260′s Dustin Nielson wrote about the Oilers interest in Mark Streit of the New York Islanders. Nielson: “I have heard, from a source outside of the organization, that the Oilers have apparently shown interest in Mark Streit. Both sides are being pretty quiet about this which could be a sign that there is something to it.”
Would that be a good move? Let’s ask behind the net dot ca.
Faces 2nd pairing competition, man the Islanders pushed the kid Hamonic last year. How Eaton got that number on this team is beyond me, the opponents must have been using wiffle bats when Eaton was out there. One of the negs on streit is his -27, and it was poor (Jurcina was -34, Hamonic +6). Streit got 2nd level teammates too btw.
Big push here, we should expect the same if he is traded to Edmonton.
This is about right, he’s playing mid level competition with an excellent zone start and is well clear of the pack. The impressive number here is Hamonic, holy hell that kid is going to be something if he can stay healthy.
I think Streit is a member of the “Dick Tarnstrom” family of defenders, with more offense. The Oilers would need to put him with a Smid or a Nick Schultz but that’s probably the vision anyway. Depending on price (he’s a year from UFA) this could be a solid acquisition.