A former 8th overall pick would be available in Edmonton: an interesting target for the Canadiens?

Published August 27, 2023 at 10:56 PM
BY MARCO
With two of the best players in the league, including the NHL's biggest star in Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers must at all costs aim for the Stanley Cup this year and pay whatever is necessary to put the best possible lineup on the ice.

The acquisition at the last trade deadline of Mattias Ekholm added a cornerstone piece to the team's defense, ensuring a very solid top 4 on the left side with Darnell Nurse. Adding the presence of Brett Kulak on the third defensive pair, this team has good depth on that side.

In relation to the goal of addressing certain organizational needs during the upcoming season, analyst Allan Mitchell from The Athletic revealed that the Oilers might be willing to pay whatever it takes to "win now." In this sense, due to the lack of opportunity for the young defenseman Philip Broberg in Edmonton, he believes Broberg could be a trade chip to watch.

The 22-year-old Swede, who was the Oilers' 8th overall pick in the 2019 draft, has yet to break through in the team's lineup in his second full season in North America. He finished the last campaign with a record of one goal and eight points in 46 games.


In the context of a future significant trade, Broberg could be an attractive piece for a team looking to give him a proper chance to establish himself in the NHL.


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