Fantasy Impact: The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Radko Gudas and 2015 first- and third-round draft picks.
The Lightning get: A steady defensive defenseman. And despite the anger aimed at him by Flyers fans, he was actually their best defensive defenseman. He saw all the defensive zone shifts, faced the toughest competition (behind only Nick Schultz) and he boasted a Relative SAT of +1.30.
This is courtesy of DobberHockey writer Rob Vollman’s website HockeyAbstract.com (Vollman, by the way, will be part of Sportsnet’s Trade Deadline show today).
So you should see one of Stralman or Carle step it up offensively. My hunch is Stralman.
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
3. Del Zotto
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:
1. Mark Barberio