New York Post: Flyers taking run at Max Pacioretty
We’re told the Islanders and Flyers are taking serious runs at Pacioretty, who has a club-friendly contract worth $4.5 million per that runs through 2018-19, but Montreal GM Marc Bergevin isn’t prone to dealing him in the East — if he’s willing to deal him at all after the roster freeze melts after Friday night’s games.
not buying it. who are they are they going to trade? Hartnell? the organization loves him and his unique skillset. The Flyers would need to send salary the other way. Hartnell would need to go the other way to make it work.
I think as far as prospects go it would be Morin over Laughton for them. If you look at their defense outside of Subban it's pretty old or average.
They have Tinordi & Beaulieu in the minors but both really haven't proven anything at the NHL level yet.
At center they at least have Galchenyuk & Eller as young centers who at least have proven something in the NHL at this point.
i dont think the Flyers deal Morin or Laughton honestly. At least I wouldnt. I know that means no Max but I would rather stay the course. They are doing a good job at building up the prospect pool. I know there isnt a ton of depth yet but hopefully they are starting to get the idea they need to build it up.
Seriously though I would like him here but not at the expense of what it would cost. IMO because of the team's youth we're still a few years away from being a legit contender. I don't see any reason to sacrifice futures (picks and young guys like Simmer and Morin for example) to make a push now. Just wait and try to get someone via FA like Bobby Ryan or similar.
Everyone recall that the Habs loved Morin at the draft and tried to trade up. I really don't want to trade that kid. We need to keep our young stockpile of defensemen.
Yeah I wouldn't be ok with the deal if morin is involved. Simmonds + morin is the only realistic package the habs would be interested in because they do not want Laughton. The way I see it morin is the only D prospect we have that has a shot at being a #1, so trading him would be a mistake.
Good player on a good contract but like others have said, it would cost us too much. I don't want to see any of our prospects or draft picks traded away. We're not a Max Pacioretty away from competing for the cup. Keep on building through the draft.
Wait, the Islanders are trying to land Pacioretty? They traded for upcoming UFA Vanek gving up their 1st round pick, they have below average defense and goaltending and they look to be having a miserable season. Not buying it.