Veteran defenceman being shopped around the NHL?

With the NHL season currently underway, some teams are looking excellent out of the gates, and some not so much. Some GMs are already looking into trading their new signings, despite it only being a matter of days into the season.

One such team is the Canadiens. GM Marc Bergevin has been reported to be shopping around 39-year old veteran Mark Streit. This is likely because the Canadiens are already at the 23 player limit and don't want to risk losing a player for nothing through waivers, but would like to bring either David Schlemko (Injured) or Jakub Jerabek (AHL Laval Rocket).

Streit was unable to crack the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup for any prolonged amount of time in the playoffs, despite having a defensive core completely ravaged by injuries. He was signed this offseason by Montreal with a cap hit of 700,000$ with up to 300,000$ in bonuses. He has played 786 games in his career, splitting time with Montreal, New York Islanders, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, scoring 434 points in those 12 seasons. He's also notched 15 points in 34 playoff games.

Which team do you think could use a veteran like Streit? Do you think he can still crack an NHL lineup? Leave a comment down below.

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