The Detroit Red Wings are happy to announce the acquisition of Mark Streit from Calgary Flames. Mark Streit, who will be a UFA at the end of the 2007-2008 campaign, followed with Jarkko Immonen, Tim Brent and Stefan Meyer were traded for Offensive left winger Chris Kunitz. This is the first trade made by the new Detroit Red Wings GM, Mathieu Leblond. This is what he had to say about the deal: "Mark impressed me while he played in Switzerland with his offensive skills and the leadership he brings to a team. I started knocking on the Flames GM JD Barry's door the first day I got the job in Detroit. Eventually, the flames knocked back and I jumped on the situation. M JD Barry needed a winger badly and roster space for a chance to make offers to other UFA's. I am very happy for Chris because he will be able to play with two excellent players, Jason Spezza and Mike Cammallleri." After the first week of UFA's and the second coming up GM Leblond was frustrated as he missed out the signing of center Samuel Pahlsson 100k more than he offered. Having Mike Grier sign for not much higher as well. And lets not forget that Mike Sillinger refused his 5.11million offer. GM Leblond hopes for a better week. With the defense players left on the market, he hopes for better chances at signing some forwards.