Ideally I'd like to package him for a young and promising goalie. I also don't want as little as some Flyers fans would accept because I think Coburn is a pretty solid defenseman who does have potential to be a top 2 Dman. He was drafted in the top 8 in his draft year I believe, if that says anything.
Trading Coburn makes a hole on defense for us, so I would like to sign him. If we do trade him there is always free agency to get a serviceable replacement though. If we need anything for him it is a pick (can't take Khabi's contract and I don't think they want JDD or Dubnyk...), and your first is too valuable, but this year's second would be good and fair trade as far as I see it.
So the Flyers trade Coburn for a draft pick that might develop into a top 4 defenseman in 5-6 years. Logical.
There are some people on this board who are just hoping Coburn will develop into a top four defense man in the next 5-6 years.
It probably depends what Coburn wants with respect to salary. If he wants too much it makes sense to get something for him, doesn't it.