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 rebuilding Columbus Blue Jackets could take a chance on Broberg

It’s clear that Philip Broberg will be a project, so what better way to kickstart a new era than acquiring a former first-round pick with high potential? 

Earlier this month, the Blue Jackets handed general manager Jarmo Kekalainen his walking papers, signifying much-needed change for an organization that needs one. Luckily for the Blue Jackets, they have a solid prospects pool, so it’s not like this team needs to tear everything down and rebuild from scratch. 

Even if that was the case, it doesn’t mean Broberg would be behind the eight-ball in the Buckeye State should the Blue Jackets phone the Oilers and strike a deal. 

Columbus has a pair of young blueliners they are looking to exchange, so the Oilers have more than a valid reason to speak with the Blue Jackets. Should the two teams swap defensemen, with Edmonton understandably giving up more assets than just Broberg, don’t be surprised if you see him take the ice in Columbus before the 2023-24 season ends. 

With a player seeking a new outlook along with an organization that is also looking for one, a trade between Edmonton and Columbus regarding Broberg would make everyone better off.