Appears that his Winterhawks are crumbling fast.
Coburn has played 30 games and is 6/14/20, but a miseable -14.
Granted the Hawks are poor but Coburn's -14 is team worst.
Guys who gets lots of icetime on crappy teams often get awful+/-. I don't really care anyway. I'd have to see to know.
I don't like assessing players by stats. If I had done so, I would have been there with the 90% poor souls who've made fools of themselves in various Kovalchuk threads over the last two years.
I think that based on what I have SEEN of Coburn, he is a very promising defenseman. I also don't think he was as disappointing as people make him out to be in the WJC. I see the talent and the upside is WAY up there.
This guy just needs to take charge. He never does that in any facet of the game. If he ever develop that hunger and confidence, watch out. He'll be far and away the best D of 2003. If he doesn't, others in his class will surpass him but he will still do alright.
Most pessimistic projection as far as impact is Mike Rathje.