I think I will echo the sentiments of most Oiler fans that are uncomfortable with the idea of the 7th for Coburn. Wont get many here agreeing to that. MacT might be desperate though I suppose.
If the 7th pick was in play for Coburn, the deal would already be done. I would suspect it's something far different than the 7th overall for Coburn. He's being pretty overblown here the last month. He's a good player. Not worth the 7th overall.
7th overall or Klefbom + are the two logical starting points (from the Flyers perspective).
I can understand EDM fans not loving those ideas. Honestly, I'm wary of swapping Coburn for the 7th, even though its probably great value for the Flyers. Given the long-term age / health questions about Timonen, Streit, Grossmann, and Meszaros, I just really don't think the Flyers should be moving Coburn--but someone has to go, and he's the only one who can generate a useful return.
EDIT: I can't see anyway that Coburn is the make-weight for the Flyers to move up from 11 to 7. The Oilers would simply have to add too much (Klefbom?) to make it work to bridge the gap between 7 and 11 in this draft.
Fair enough. Probably a pipe dream regarding the 7th overall
Don't rule it out lol. Most Oiler fans are hopeful MacT will do something, but I think many of us are also a bit afraid that he is going to get desperate trying to make changes as the new guy who promised a bunch when he was hired and that he might make silly changes for the sake of doing so.