NHL Trade Rumors: Potential Deals for Philadelphia Flyers’ Braydon Coburn

June 29th, 2013 by Jon Reid Leave a reply »

It seems as though NHL trade rumors regarding the Philadelphia Flyers just won't go away.

Now a report from TSN insider Darren Dreger has the Flyers shopping defenseman Braydon Coburn, with the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes being named as two of the possible destinations for the 28-year-old blueliner.

Some may see the potential trade of Braydon Coburn as puzzling, seeing as defense is one of the areas Philly needs to improve on, but Coburn could help net the team a significant asset on the trade market.

As a 6'5", 220-pound defenseman, Coburn would be an excellent addition for both the Oilers and Hurricanes, who are both looking to bolster their defensive cores this offseason.

Prior to 2013, Coburn had played at least 78 games in each of his last five seasons with the Flyers, registering a positive player rating in four of them.

Per Hockey-Reference.com, Coburn has also played at least 21 minutes per game every in season since 2007-08.

There is no doubt that Coburn could be exactly the type of player a team like Edmonton is looking for to take the next step.

So what should ...

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