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Report: Flyers shopping Braydon Coburn

Jun 28, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

Braydon Coburn AP

The Flyers might be busy moving out a defenseman during the offseason.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Philadelphia is looking at trading blueliner Braydon Coburn. His source comes from a rival GM who has heard about Coburn’s availability and the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes are two teams that could seek to get involved.

Both the Oilers and Hurricanes have drastic needs to upgrade their defense corps and both teams can afford Coburn’s $4.5 million cap hit over the next three years of his contract. Of course, Coburn was one of Philly’s better defenders last season and while they’ve signed Mark Streit to a four-year deal, he’s not-so hot of a defender.

If the Flyers do move Coburn at the draft, you wonder if they’re asking to swap first-round picks as part of the deal. With some highly-regarded defenders available early on, the Flyers might look to grab one even higher. Philly currently has the No. 11 pick overall in the first.

  1. narfmoo12 - Jun 28, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Coburn was garbage last year. Five points in 33 games, -10 rating.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      League worst pdo, and if you are still assessing a player’s performs with +/- I’d like to introduce you I the 1990s. There’s plenty of reasons to be upset with coburn, and you can make a variety of arguments, but the two you’ve chosen have long been proven irrelevant. Sort of like pitcher wins and rbis, it’s time to move to more accurate stats,

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM

        Darn iPad…typos. Performance, proven to be, and “.” At the end.

  2. timmeh022 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Feaster Famine!

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      I know for a fact Calgary is on his limited no trade list, he added them as soon asthe Flames hired Hartley, they didn’t get along at all during the Atlanta days.

  3. chrisk61 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    yes agree, coburn stunk. seems flyers D actually got better when most of the top 4 D-men were out of the line up toward the end of the season.

    • srt373 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      excellent point. loved the play of the young guys laurdisen and manning.

  4. dku5 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Losing Coburn will leave the Flyers’ blue line with Kimmo, Streit, Meszaros, Schenn, Grossman, Gervais and Bourdon. Coburn was not great, but the bad defense will be worse with out him and no upgrades at all.

    The only upside to losing Coburn is freeing up cap space.

    • narfmoo12 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      Gustafsson, too. He played really well down the stretch and was lights out in the World Championships.

    • laxman1944 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM

      Sad but accurate I was on board with losing him for a sack of pucks.


      He is a big body, good skater and eats it minutes.


      Tough call……Good luck Paul.

  5. hockeyfan28 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Coburn became a different player after he signed his extension probably best for both parties to make
    a clean break and let him start over someplace else saw no difference in defensive play with Gus and Bourdon
    as opposed to Coburn who seems to play not to get hit anymore

  6. pensman29 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    God damnit ray Shero

  7. icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    ‘Of course, Coburn was one of Philly’s better defenders last season..’ That statement is of one who didn’t watch the Flyers last year. I hope they find a team to send him to. I can only handle so many stick infractions.

  8. canucks30 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    So a team that has a horrendous defense is shopping it’s best stay at home d man?

    Makes sense

    • narfmoo12 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      Grossmann and Timonen are much better “stay at home” defensemen. Considering the Flyers play at 4pm in Vancouver, you might want to watch a team play before commenting on its players.

      • laxman1944 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

        Kimmo is on his last legs

        Grossman WHEN healthy is tough and physical…..but can’t skate a lick.

  9. uscthom78 - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Coburn to BKN for Ricky D.

  10. breezes99 - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    So many penalties from him too.. I’d trade him and #11 for a top 5 pick and secure Nurse

  11. jimw81 - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    who wants to bet me that flyers dont do nothing because there are player(s) he refuses to trade that will prevent this team from becoming a better team. they arent making that big splash this weekend or in the free agent market.they are just going to make a couple of signings just to patch this mediocre team together.

    • nj666 - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      So that means they will do something…

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