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Lightning Acquire Coburn from Flyers

The Tampa Bay Lightning have landed the defenseman they were after. The club has acquired Braydon Coburn from the Flyers in exchange for Radko Gudas, and 2015 1st and 3rd round picks.

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.

Flyers Looking to Move Coburn

Tim Panaccio of CSN reports the Flyers want to move Braydon Coburn before tomorrow’s deadline.

Coburn is signed through next season at a cap-hit of $4.5 million.

Hawks Acquire Timonen From Flyers

The Blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the Flyers in exchange for a 2015 2nd round pick and a conditional 2016 pick the Flyers announce.

Timonen, 39, has missed the entire 2014-15 season due to blood clots, but is expected to return this weekend.

Pierre Lebrun reports the Blackhawks are still after a forward. John Shannon reports that Sam Gagner, as well as the oft-mentioned Antoine Vermette, is in the mix.

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:

McKenzie: Timonen “Wide Open” to Trade to Contender

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%.

Report: Flyers Negotiating New Deals with D-Men

The Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly in the process of negotiating a new contract with defenseman Nick Schultz and are expected to issue a qualifying offer to fellow blueliner Michael Del Zotto.

Schultz, 32, was originally brought inĀ 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.

Potential Taylor Hall Landing Spots

Image from Resolute via WIkimedia Commons

Image from Resolute via WIkimedia Commons

Since Darren Dreger reported yesterday that the Oilers might consider a trade of Taylor Hall, there’s been a solid day of speculation about the star winger.

Sean Gentille and Thomas Drance gave lists of teams they think might be a good fit if the Oilers would to trade Hall.

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.

Sabres, Flyers, and Oilers before the Roster Freeze

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.

Insider Trading: Eberle, Brodeur, Lecavalier, Babcock

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.


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