Throughout the offseason, we’ll ask questions about the Flyers to our resident hockey analysts and see what they have to say. Going End to End today are CSNPhilly.com reporters John Boruk, Tom Dougherty, Jordan Hall and Greg Paone. The topic: Should the Flyers pursue David Pastrnak? Boruk Who wants a 21-year-old winger coming off a 34-goal, 70-point season in his first full year in the NHL? Sure, where do I sign up? I see, right below the names of the league’s 31 general managers. I came across NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton’s tweet earlier in the week, when he mentioned that the Bruins may be looking at a trade as a possibility. That may be the case, but the probability is, I think, extremely
Evgeni Malkin shared some interesting observations with Sports-Express’ Igor Eronko this weekend, including that he believes that the Pittsburgh Penguins “have all the tools” to win a third Stanley Cup in a row. Quite reasonably, Malkin notes that the team kept its core intact. Of course, Malkin and Sidney Crosby are still the catalysts for the Penguins, so it’s always fun to come across the latest observations from the Russian star.
Alain Vigneault said that it's a "definite" possibility that the Rangers acquire a third-line center prior to the start of the season. (NHL.com) Vigneault said that "it could be in the cards." (NHL.com) He has previously said that he would like to keep JT Miller on the wing and that could leave David Desharnais, Lias Andersson and Boo Nieves competing for a spots at center. Desharnais has said that he believes his best role is on the third line. There has been speculation that the Rangers could look to trade Nick Holden to acquire a center. Adam Rotter: Trading Holden for a center is what makes the most sense but I think that a move like that would occur at the end of training camp/right before