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Islanders present and future now looking bright

Updated: April 29, 2013, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Mark Streit is a rarity for the New York Islanders. The veteran defenseman is one of the few players, who when given the chance to go anywhere, actually chose to play on Long Island.

Nearly five years after he signed his free-agent contract, Streit is about to wear the team's orange and blue sweater in a playoff game for the first time.

"It's amazing," the Islanders captain said Monday after practice. "It's a great feeling. The past was some rough years, definitely."

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