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03-23-2010, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CannonGoBoom View Post
Why do people keep mentioning Coburn as a guy to get rid of to shed salary? The guy is making next to nothing and unless he demands big money why not sign him for another 3 years? He's still young and he will get better, for a cheap price, why not hope we get a steal?
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I'll tell you why some of us mention Coburn as a guy to move. The guy just can't put the entire package together. He's been in the league now for four seasons and has played pro hockey for five. At some point, you'd figure he'd be able to put the entire package together. Instead, he has digressed every year he's been in Philadelphia. He's gone from a potential top 2 defender, to a 4, to now a bottom pairing defender. He plays good for stretches, but then is absolutely attrocious for most. Every year, he tantalizes with his skill and ability, but he just doesn't have the mental make up to put it all together. We keep talking about how he's young and he'll get better, but for two plus years now, he's gotten worse and worse. I could care less about how much money he makes, but Lehtivuori will be ready next year and should push Coburn out of a job.

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