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Report: Flyers shopping Braydon Coburn

Braydon Coburn

Philadelphia Flyers’ Braydon Coburn in action during an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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.