3 teams the Oilers must call regarding Philip Broberg at the trade deadline

Philip Broberg’s time with the Edmonton Oilers could come to a close at the trade deadline, and there are a few teams who should be interested.
Oct 4, 2023; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Philip Broberg (86) watches the play
Oct 4, 2023; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Philip Broberg (86) watches the play / Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Anaheim Ducks have a sound opportunity to take a chance on Broberg

Adam Henrique’s presence in the rumor mill and the fact he would make an excellent fit with the Oilers is one reason the Ducks could have an easy time bringing Broberg to Southern California. Since it’s inevitable that the Oilers will look for a partner to deal Broberg, sending him to Anaheim as part of a package for Henrique would be the ultimate win-win situation. 

The Ducks are in rebuilding mode, so it would be easier for Broberg to find a spot on the team for a full season as opposed to being expected to thrive on an already tough Oilers unit. Even if Edmonton went through a rough patch when Broberg was in town this season, the Oilers have made it clear they are still a great hockey team. 

This means lower expectations for Broberg, and he can sidle in and grow with a team that will keep getting younger next season. Since the Ducks have also struggled defensively, Broberg could set himself up as a difference-maker next year and secure a spot in Anaheim for the long run. 

While the Ducks would be an ideal scenario for the 22-year-old, there may be another team in transition in the Eastern Conference that may be a better fit.