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.
Anthony DeAngelo said that he knows he needs to continue to improve defensively and said that even though his offense can make up for some mistakes, in an 82 game season "you've got to be able to defend as well." (NHL.com) He said that gap control is a big thing and that playing defense is about being in the right place at the right time and getting into lanes. (NHL.com) In his career so far, DeAngelo has been a NHL- 16-17: minus 13 in 39 games, 8 of 14 points on the PP AHL - 16-17: minus 2 in 25 games, 7 of 16 points on the PP AHL - 15-16: minus 18 in 69 games, 19 of 43 points on PP In terms of his offense, DeAngelo said that the Rangers "up-tempo" system should fit him well and that his plan