Edmonton Oilers GM Responds to Philip Broberg Trade Rumors

Trade rumors have been running wild in Edmonton as the Oilers try to claw their way back into the Stanley Cup Playoff picture in the Western Conference. The Oilers have been let down by some horrible defense and limited depth and GM Ken Holland has been working the phones trying to upgrade his roster. 

It's also being reported defenseman Philip Broberg's and his agent were given permission to facilitate a trade and it turns out Holland's saying that hasn't been the case at all. Holland spoke to the media about Broberg's future and had this to say about the former first-round pick.

So as Holland confirms, he has not grated Darrin Ferris permission to shop his client. It seems like there's been a break in communication somewhere and considering everything else that's gone on in Edmonton this season, it's a bad look for management. 

As for Broberg, he was a top-10 pick in 2019 and hasn't quite found his groove. A lack of consistent minutes and underperforming when given the chance is certainly playing a factor. 10 games in, the 22-year-old Swedish blueliner has recorded zero points and is averaging under 11 minutes of ice time a night. 

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