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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San Jose Sharks will be major sellers, but they could also buy high-potential building blocks

Nobody is projected to sell more at the trade deadline than the San Jose Sharks, as the 2023-24 season has been a struggle since the puck dropped for the opening game in October. The Sharks predictably haven’t pulled off a miracle run, so look for them to collect high-potential prospects throughout trade deadline season. 

Edmonton could easily have its eyes on someone from San Jose, whether it’s Mike Hoffman, Anthony Duclair, or even Kaapo Kahkonen. If the Oilers open trade talks with Sharks general manager Mike Grier, Broberg’s name would almost certainly come up in the discussion. 

As with the cases in Anaheim and Columbus, San Jose would be a great fit for Broberg simply because he would have a legitimate chance to play full-time, including the remainder of the current season. 

Of the three teams listed, the Sharks are probably the furthest behind in their respective rebuilds. So Broberg’s potential window of showing that he belongs could be the largest should he end up with the organization. 

And if there is a team that needs help defensively and with puck movement - as Broberg’s metrics implied earlier in this piece, it’s San Jose. As of February 21st, they have allowed 211 goals in 55 contests, good for a whopping 3.83 per game. 

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(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference as of February 21st)