Carl Hagelin will be part of his third straight Rangers/Penguins series but his first as a member of the Penguins.
In speaking about his former team, Hagelin said that the Rangers are disciplined and are "not going to give away any goals - no freebies-" so the Penguins need to play a smart game. (Pitt Tribune-Review)
He said that he isn't thinking too much about playing the Rangers and said that his main focus is on playing as hard as he can for the Penguins.(Pitt Tribune-Review)
Hagelin said that the Penguins need to use their speed and they know they are tough team to play against when they have everyone skating. (Pitt Tribune-Review)
Adam Rotter: When the Rangers traded Carl Hagelin the best part was that if they were going to meet up in the playoffs it would be in the Stanley Cup Final, Ducks/Rangers. Things didn't work out in Anaheim and now the Rangers not only get Hagelin 4/5 times a season but also between 4 and 7 more if they meet in the playoffs. It's not ideal because we all know that Hagelin can bring and how difficult he can be to defend. It's something that the Rangers will unfortunately have to contend with on a much more frequent basis than they thought they would.