Thursday, July 1, 2010

All about D: Flyers re-sign Coburn

The Flyers are making it their offseason goal to strengthen their defense. After acquiring defenseman Andrej Mezsaros, their was some initial speculation that the Flyers might no longer be attempting to re-sign restricted free agent Braydon Coburn. That speculation didn't last long, however, as new quickly broke that Coburn signed a 2 year, 6.4 million dollar contract with the Flyers.

This contract is a nice raise for Coburn, who now has a cap hit of 3.2 million over the next two seasons. He joins Kimmo Timonen, Chris Pronger, Mezsaros and Matt Carle as Flyers d-men making over 3 million per season. I'd say they were making an effort to ensure their defense is one of the best in the league for the next few seasons.

With Coburn now under contract, the Flyers have two restricted free agents left that they are sure to sign: Dan Carcillo and Darroll Powe. After those two are signed, the team will likely be too close to the cap to sign any other players, including adding another goalie. As I've said before, if they want to sign another goalie they are going to have to trade a forward.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good start