Reirden expects to limit some veterans' minutes heading into the postseason, but made it clear he won't sacrifice seeding to give players rest.
"It's important to keep everyone fresh and energetic going into the playoffs, but at the same time, we've got to do what's right for trying to secure our spot here."
"Absolutely, they have improved the team," Reirden told the Junkies. "Feel really fortunate to have gotten both of these players. The speed that both players play with, they're both excellent skaters."
Obviously, Hagelin you see a lot more being a forward. But he's able to really create offense through his skating and play really good defense because of his skating. He's able to take away so much time and space from opponents and disrupt."
"He puts the opposition on their heels, because if he gets one step on you, there's a good chance he's getting a breakaway."
"Nick Jensen is a guy that really can skate, he's today's defenseman in terms of being able to move, and his skating is at an above-average level for sure," Reirden continued.
"You've got to be able to move now, and it's so difficult — they call so many penalties based on any holding and hooking now, you've got to be able to defend with your feet first, and he's done a nice job of that."
"Two days ago we practiced, and just the speed that they do everything, it forces everybody else's pace to increase at practice. So now, it's making everybody better. It's been a great add for us, and hoping to continue that tonight here in Philly."