Thread: Value of: Braydon Coburn to St. Louis
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05-30-2011, 05:26 PM
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Braydon Coburn to St. Louis

With the trade of Eric Brewer at the deadline this season, the Blues opened up a hole across from Alex Pietrangelo on their top pairing.

They have Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk and Polak as their top 3 righty defensemen. They are set on that side.
On the left side they have Jackman, Colaiacovo, Nikitin and Cole. IMO they need to go out and get a shutdown lefty d-man with some experience, find a taker for Colaiacovo and send Cole back to Peoria for one more year. He can take over for Jackman in 2012-13.

It is doubtful that the Blues can afford to go out and sign someone like Joni Pitkanen, Ed Jovanovski or Christian Ehrhoff. I think they will have to trade for someone making between 3-4 million.

Others on a Blues forum have mentioned Braydon Coburn as a possible option. I think he is a solid fit. Much more so than Matt Carle.

What would the Blues have to give up to get Coburn? I'd imagine picks and prospects since the Flyers are up near the cap.

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