In a recent article for The Athletic, Edmonton Oilers' GM Ken Holland expressed reluctance to trade 6-foot-4 young defenseman Philip Broberg, emphasizing his top-four potential and readiness for the NHL. Broberg's AHL stint is aimed at providing him with significant playing time. The team's recent winning streak and roster constraints have complicated his immediate call-up, potentially impacting the availability of the team's first-round pick in trade discussions.

By the Numbers
  • Philip Broberg: 6-foot-4 young defenseman with top-four potential
  • 16-game winning streak for the Oilers
State of Play
  • Philip Broberg's AHL stint aimed at maximizing playing time
  • Uncertainty around Vince Tarasenko's future with the Senators
  • Montreal Canadiens' high asking price for goaltender Jake Allen
  • Predators exploring potential trade scenarios involving goalie Juuse Saros
Bottom Line

Edmonton Oilers' GM's reluctance to trade defenseman Philip Broberg signifies the team's belief in his potential, while trade discussions involving several players across different teams reflect the ongoing flux and strategic considerations in NHL ahead of the March 8 deadline.