Quick Thoughts on Free Agency

Frank TrovatoCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2008

Just a few quick thoughts:

1.      Streit to set the power play straight?

Who would have predicted this?

The Islanders net themselves arguable the second best defenseman on the free agent market. Streit can be a liability defensively, but if that is the case, we have plenty of defensive defenseman to cover for him.

2. Avery seeing Stars - so much for the Rangers new messiah.

I'm glad he’s gone, and all of those Avery jerseys; t-shirts are all going to become shoe polish rags now.

3. Jagr gone?

Who are they going to get?

I am sure you know whom I mean by THEY. The Rangers are probably scrambling over Hossa shockingly signing with the Red Wings.

After paying the highly vanilla and over rated, Wade Redden, $6.5 million for six years, if they want to retain JJ, he is going to make them pay.

I love it when the Rangers spend their money on Canada's over bloated "superstars" - if Redden played his career in the US, he would be considered in the "middle of the road" defense class.

4. Islanders gaining Weight?

Word has it that Guerin is trying to give a big off-season assist to the Islanders signing his pal Doug Weight.

I think it would be a great move to bridge the gap to when Bailey and Trivino are ready to take over.

Weight can dish, we really need someone who can do just that.