Report: Flyers Are Trying to Acquire Max Pacioretty
The Flyers are “taking serious runs at” Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, the New York Post’s Larry Brooks reports.
Pacioretty, 25, is Montreal’s first line left winger, and provides a good scoring touch. He has 15 goals in just 29 games played this season, good for 16th in the NHL.
Pacioretty would in all likelihood find himself on the first line with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Paul Holmgren has been attempting to string together a dynamic line centered around Claude Giroux for some time now, and Pacioretty could be the man to complete his puzzle.
Brooks did not speculate as to who would be involved in a deal for Pacioretty, but he won’t come cheaply for Philadelphia. Brooks does say that the Islanders are in on Pacioretty as well, so this could turn into a bidding war when all is said and done.