Oilers' Broberg Linked To Rebuilding Team In West

The Edmonton Oilers continue to get calls on defensive prospect Philip Broberg, but have yet to move him. It is very much still up in the air whether the Oilers will even move on from him at all as they don't have to force him into the NHL just yet. That being said, Broberg is a high pick and expectation comes with that. He has shown talent, but there is no room for him in the Oilers' lineup this season at the very least.

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period said that the Anaheim Ducks are a team that has been linked to Broberg on the trade market. As a young team whose defense is thin this season, this does make sense. There are Pavel Mintyukov and Olen Zellweger, but the team just traded away Jamie Drysdale to the Philadelphia Flyers. There is more than enough room for Broberg to earn ample playing time in Anaheim if the two teams were to get a deal done.

I don't think the Oilers are going to be just moving Broberg to move him without giving him a real shot in the NHL. That being said, the Ducks do have top-six wingers that the Oilers could be interested in at the trade deadline. A forward to play on the wing in the top-six is one of the biggest needs of the team right now. This means Frank Vatrano and Adam Henrique should be on the radar of Edmonton. Vatrano has one more year left on his deal while Henrique is a UFA at the end of the season. Both have produced well for being on a team like the Ducks and Broberg would definitely do the trick to acquire one of them, maybe even too much in Henrique's case.

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