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The Oilers are interested in trading for Flyers D Braydon Coburn

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: June 14th, 2014 at 12:42 pm EST

Last night, three former Philadelphia Flyers helped the Los Angeles Kings to their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Now, there’s speculation that a current Flyer could be moved to the Edmonton Oilers. According to Pro Hockey Talk, the Oilers are interested in Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn.

Braydon Coburn (Getty Images)

Braydon Coburn (Getty Images)

The Oilers are expected to acquire a defenseman this summer.

“We’d like to get a five-six defenseman who is a good penalty killer and good shut-down player,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said. “So, we’re looking at both extremes of our defense. We’re trying to get bigger up front. We’ve got the toughest element to get (skill), but I think we can augment that with players who are bigger, stronger and more productive than what we’ve had.”

The Edmonton Journal are already speculation what it would take for the Flyers to deal Coburn. The Fly guys have had salary cap issues for quite some time, and they can’t afford to just give Coburn away for little value.

As the Edmonton Journal says, “Would the Oilers give up Martin Marincin or Oscar Klefbom for Coburn? That is what it would take, one would expect. Marincin could well be headed for the kind of career Coburn now has, so would it be wise to give up on that kind of prospect? The Oilers also seem high on Klefbom.”

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