After spending the whole day watching other teams load up, finally a blurb came across the free agency wire:
8:06 PM: New York Islanders sign defenseman Mark Streit to a five-year contract worth $20.5 million.
Not a bad opening salvo from Garth Snow, who had gone on record as saying that the Islanders were "not going to be very active" in the free agency market.
We like the move. Streit is not too old (30), is a power play quarterback that this team can sorely use, and his stats are pretty solid.
It's sensible moves like this that will speed along the rebuilding process.