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Oilers hearing multiple trade offers for an unhappy player

Published January 25, 2024 at 8:48
BY NOEL DROLET
     
In a prospect cabinet that is wearing very thin, there are only a couple of players that the Oilers have left. When the Oilers inevitably try to buy at the deadline, there's not much that the Oilers can realistically give. Prospect Philip Broberg could be a player that teams are looking at for a return from the Oilers.


Earlier this season, Broberg requested a trade due to lack of playing time. He has since been sent to the AHL to play top minutes, where he's been unbelievable. It's great to hear that Broberg is gathering a lot of attention, as that means that the Oilers could have more potential buyers without having to give up a haul of too many picks. Broberg has been hot recently with 15 points in 22 games, and this is only going to be better for his trade value. If he can continue on the trajectory that he's on, he can be a great trade chip for the Oilers if they want to make a serious splash.

The Oilers could also keep Philip Broberg and develop him into a full time NHLer, but with the contending window being right now, it doesn't seem like that's the favourable route for them. If they can get a substantial return that can help them push for a cup, that may be worth more than anything Broberg could bring to the table in the future.


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Oilers hearing multiple trade offers for an unhappy player

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