Thread: Confirmed with Link: Coburn Re-signs 2 years, 3.2 million per year
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07-01-2010, 07:09 PM
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Q: What’s it like to have this done? Was it stressful?

“I wouldn’t say it’s been stressful. You just kind of talk to the people you trust, and I think Mr. Holmgren and my agents did a good job of hammering out a deal, and it got done. I think everyone was pretty optimistic that it was going to get done, and I think it got done in a pretty timely and good fashion.”

Q: Did you feel this team significantly upgraded on defense?

“I think [the moves] are great. I know a little bit of both guys playing against them in the league, and I played against Meszaros in juniors quite a bit. He played for the Vancouver Giants. Obviously, O’Donnell is a veteran guy and I have a lot of respect for him. I think those are great additions to our team.”

Q: Do you think with those two additions, now you have a solid six? Everyone on the starting six has NHL experience and a lot of it. Do you feel the Flyers defense is as good as any in the Eastern Conference right now?

“I think our team, anytime you can have Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen anchoring your blue line, those guys are kind of our leaders, and that’s a good start. I like the group we’ve got, and I think with [today’s] additions, I think that definitely makes our D-core… It’s got to be one of the top in the league, I would think.”

Q: How important was it to stay in Philadelphia?

“I love playing in Philly. It’s a great place to play. I said to everybody who would listen, if you get a chance to play in Philly it’s something special. The good thing for me is I love playing there, I love our coaches, I love my teammates, and it’s been nothing but a positive experience for me. For me to stay in Philly, and obviously we’ve got an unbelievable team, and for me that’s the first thing. Right out of the starting gate, we’re right back with contenders, and that’s all you can ask for when you want to win.

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