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Mark Streit signs 2 year deal

  • Tha Habs have signed Mark Streit to a 2 year contract.

    Mark Streit

    Streit came over midway last season and was described as an ‘offensively minded’ skilled and speedy defenceman. Streit was intended to be a power play specialist but when arriving had some trouble adjusting to the speed and skill of the NHL. Powerplay specialist he was not, nor a defensively sound player.

    Streit was a healthy scratch several times down the stretch of the season but when injuries and other cirumstances gave him a chance to play he began improving slowly. Streit continued improving right up until the end of the season which he will hopefully be able to continue doing next fall.

    Streit is Captain of the Swiss National team and anyone who watched the 2006 Olympics noticed the he was the dominant force on that team and played very well. Fans got a glimpse of what Canadiens scouts must have seen before bringing him over.

    Streit is a 5th or 6th defenceman and can fill a certain role on the Canadiens. Hopefully with a little more NHL experience under his belt he will continue to improve and contribute to the team.

17 Comments
  1. #1 Habs#1 says:
    June 8, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Good depth re-signing by Gainey. Streit will never be a top four defenceman but he will fill in just fine because of an injury or suspension if Markov decides to push another ref/linesman.

    RDS reported that the Dallas stars are willing to trade Jason Arnott’s negotiating rights to Montreal for an 7th/8th round draft pick or something because he really wants out of Dallas and won’t be coming back.

    He also apparently would love to play for his friend and old teammmate Guy Carbonneau and for his old boss Bob Gainey. It’s looking like we’ll be saying hello to the best 1-2 punch at centre (Koivu when he get’s back, and he will, with his good chemistry with Ryder and Higgins, and Arnott with Kovalev and a new winger on line #2) that they’ve had in years.

  2. #2 habs_all-the-way says:
    June 9, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    excellent signings…
    now focus in on re-signing huet and higgins
    also gainey must get either a power centre for the 2nd line, or a power winger on the 2nd line. we need someone to get the puck to kovalev…

    if the salary cap coperates, we should also upgrade the defense
    souray is only good for his shot, we all know that he is useless one-on-one…
    look towards redden/chara from ottawa

    HABS ALL THE WAY!!!

  3. #3 Habs#1 says:
    June 10, 2006 at 5:00 pm

    THE LATEST CANADIENS NEWS.

    RDS.CA: reported last night Minnesota Wild assistant coach Mario Tremblay is seeking a release from the club. The site suggests Tremblay would become the top candidate to become Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau’s assistant. The site also cited a rumour in the Boston Globe claiming the Habs and Tampa Bay Lightning have been discussing an important deal over the past several days, leading the site to speculate the talks may have been over Vincent Lecavalier.

    Some may question Carbonneau bringing Tremblay back to Montreal considering the latter’s role in driving Patrick Roy out of Montreal ten years ago, but Tremblay has matured since then and learned a lot working for Jacques Lemaire, which would make him a help, not a hindrence, to Carbonneau. As for the trade rumour, I couldn’t find it on the on-line version of the Globe, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Bolts were interested in goalie David Aebischer. What would surprise me is if Lecavalier were in the mix, considering Bolts GM Jay Feaster said he didn’t want to be known as the man who traded away Lecavalier. If the Bolts were interested in “Abby”, the return would likely be either forward Ruslan Fedotenko or defenceman Darryl Sydor.

  4. I would love to see Kirk Muller as the assistant but whatever Guy Carbonneau decides I will support. As for trade rumours I would love to see Jason Arnott in a habs uni, I’ve always been a big fan of his and he would be a good fit for this team. He would be a good 2nd line center behind Koivu unlike Ribeiro. Ribeiro must go. I also like the posibility of Darryl Sydor coming to Mtl even though I do like our D I think that we need another guy like Sydor on our point. The Habs are doing great and are heading in the right direction and are almost there and I think that next year will be their year with all the great young guys they have coming up. Bring on the draft and free agency!!

  5. #5 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 12, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Id love to see britney spears as assistant coach. Can you imagine her jumping around with her boobs everytime we score?

  6. #6 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 12, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    post 5 is a clone again but anyways i would also pick muller for the assistant coach postition i think he would be a great fit even if he doesnt have any experience go habs go

  7. PACTUM SERVA I agree with but muller would learn quickly.Would not like to see Mario Tremblay.

  8. #8 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 13, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Agreed

  9. #9 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 13, 2006 at 9:53 am

    Agreed

  10. #10 joey says:
    June 13, 2006 at 11:41 am

    The energy Muller brings will be a huge benifit to the team… Bring him on … He is by far the best choice between him, Denis Savard and Mario Trembley.

  11. #11 Phil says:
    June 13, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    Savard is already with Chicago management I believe:-)

  12. #12 Saku says:
    June 14, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    What about Larry Robinson?

  13. Larry Robinson already quit because of the stress. BUT he might not be as as stressfull with his old buddy Gainey.Depends ..then again Montreal is a very exciting and can be and stressfull environment for anyone on the team.Like Gainey sid it is something your are going want and expect if you com to this team.

  14. #14 kazmojo says:
    June 16, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Everyone probably has heard already, but Selanne re-upped with Anaheim for another year. I’m not surprised he stayed, but he could only get a year? Bummer that we couldn’t get him…

  15. #15 Johnny says:
    June 16, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    One possibility that was mentioned earlier was to go out and get Selanne and Lethinen so that they can play with Koivu. However, they are not too stable (at least Selanne) and could show mediocre play and cost big money. Instead it seems that Gainey wants to get a good center and a good line for Kovalev, leaving Koivu to play with Ryder and Higgins.

  16. #16 Habs#1 says:
    June 19, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    On HNIC sattelite Hotstove this past saturday Pierre LeBrun and Eric(last name I can’t spell) laid out some intersting rumors involving some old cohorts of Carbs and Gainey’s from Dallas.

    It looks like the Habs have more interest in Arnott than any other team and would be willing to pay more than anyone else to get him as they are very intersted in his services.

    Also it sounds like if Jamie Langenbrunner hits the market they would be interested in bringing him to La Belle Province.

    And lets not forget that they are likely to trade or get rid of Aebischer(only if Huet is re-signed within the next 12 days), and of course Ribeiro and Zednik. That is the wild card Gainey has up his sleeve.

  17. Habs#1 The wild card is the draft…trade up and build.I believe he is looking for a centre.This will happen but the draft is something every team is preparing for.More trades are made on that day then any other.

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