Coburn, 30, has 1 goal and 8 assists in 39 games this season. He has one more season left on his contract at a cap hit of $4.5 million.
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Tim Panaccio of CSN reports the Flyers want to move Braydon Coburn before tomorrow’s deadline.
Flyers hoping to move Braydon Coburn by Monday. Teams are calling.
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) March 1, 2015
Coburn is signed through next season at a cap-hit of $4.5 million.
Timonen, 39, has missed the entire 2014-15 season due to blood clots, but is expected to return this weekend.
Chicago had an extra second rounder in this year’s draft – a compensatory pick for losing 1st rounder Kevin Hayes to free agency.
Pierre Lebrun gave some details on the conditional pick:
If Hawks win THREE rounds and Timonen plays in 50% or more of games then it goes to 2nd-round pick in 2016
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 28, 2015
Bob McKenzie reports that Kimmo Timonen’s comeback is going well, and it’s possible he gets in game action as early as Saturday. He reports that it sounds like Timonen would be “wide open” to a trade to a Cup contender, though the Flyers are in a playoff push themselves.
Timonen, 39, is signed with a base cap hit of $2 million. He has another $1.5 million in performance bonuses, though it’s unlikely they are attainable with less than a third of the season left.
Sports Club Stats has the Flyers’ playoff chances currently at 8%.
Schultz, 32, was originally brought in for depth purposes, but the veteran has been a workhorse providing stability to the position and logging an average of 19 minutes per game.
Del Zotto, 25, had a rough start to the season but has improved his play of late, scoring three goals and nine points in the past 14 games.
Both players carry affordable contracts and are solid options as bottom six defensemen, but the Flyers still need to improve their top four pairings.
Both Drance and Gentille listed the Lightning and the Islanders as potential destinations, with names like Jonathan Drouin, Ryan Strome, Andrej Sustr and long-time Oiler favorite Griffin Reinhart coming back in return.
Drance also mentions the Columbus Blue Jackets, while Gentille suggests the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins as possibilities.
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, several players from the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, and Edmonton Oilers are actively being shopped before the Dec. 19 roster freeze.
The Sabres want to deal Chris Stewart, and rumors suggest that the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, and Pittsburgh Penguins are all interested in the power forward’s services.
There is also discussion that Tyler Myers could be moved to the Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Redwings or the Edmonton Oilers in the right package.
The Flyers want to find a buyer for aging center Vincent Lecavalier, but the market is slim, and his value isn’t high at the moment. Instead, teams are more interested in Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, and Nicklas Grossmann, all of whom are available.
The Oilers are looking to move David Perron and there is a possibility that Jordan Eberle is available. However, teams are more interested in acquiring Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but the team has deemed him untouchable.
From TSN’s Insider Trading, December 2, 2014:
Darren Dreger says nothing is imminent for the Oilers, though they are looking for help at center, defense and in goal. Dreger says that Jordan Eberle is the “biggest chip in play” though his current play isn’t doing much to enhance his marketability at a $6 million cap hit. He says Craig MacTavish won’t fire head coach Dallas Eakins unless things get a lot worse.
Pierre Lebrun wonders if St. Louis will be Martin Brodeur‘s final destination this season. With Brian Elliott expected to be out only a number of weeks, there could be a potential three goalie scenario impending in St. Louis, along with youngster Jake Allen. Brodeur was signed to fill a short term need, but it’s unclear what happens when that need is alleviated. Lebrun says the Blues would only move Brodeur with his permission.
Darren Dreger says that Vincent Lecavalier, a recent healthy scratch for Flyers coach Craig Berube, may be marketing a possible early retirement in order to facilitate a trade from the Flyers, which he desires. Dreger says some close to Lecavalier says he may only play until the end of the 2015-16 season, three fifths through his five year contract. Lecavalier’s salary drops from $6 million this season to $4.5 million next season to $3 million in each of his last two.
Darren Dreger reports that Mike Babcock is expected to be getting a 4-to-5 year contract offer from Ken Holland and the Red Wings with an annual salary more than any other NHL coach.