Meltzer’s Musings: Streit, Three Franchise-Changing Trades

STREIT NEEDS TO EXCEL IN SECOND SEASON

If the Philadelphia Flyers are to make the playoffs again in 2014-15, veteran defenseman Mark Streit will need to stay healthy and have a highly productive season. With Kimmo Timonen likely unavailable for much or all of the season, the 36-year-old Streit will assume much of Timonen's on-ice and off-ice leadership mantle.

The off-ice part should not di

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