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10-27-2003, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dunwoody_joe
Dafoe's contract expires this year. 3.5 Million (US) for this year.

Herme might be the target since he's a solid #2 and much less costly. I think that Lehtonen might be ready for next year.

Coburn showed well in camp, nothing flashy just good fundamental defense. He is physically immature still and could use a couple more years to grow into his body and game.

For a mature organization (like the Oil), I would say he is two years from cracking the lineup. Then, he's a #2 defenseman for the next 15.

I would really hate to see him go.

The Thrashers are plenty deep with prospects on the blueline, just that Coburn is the only "blue-chip" guy. Too many #4-6 guys.

It seems, however, that a deal is in the works.

Coburn+Herme for Comrie+Rita? Maybe?
Ya, not a chance. Herme isn't exactly coveted by the Oilers - hell he was left alone when they could have picked him up for nothing. So that makes it Comrie and Rita for Coburn. Coburn isn't worth Comrie muchless including our best skating prospect. Include Stefan in that and perhaps you'd be on to something.

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