The Edmonton Oilers have been a dumpster fire this season. While the team has been performing better as of late, they are still way behind expectations and now it seems that the organization is completely dysfunctional.
Oilers Release Conflicting Reports On Defenseman Broberg's Availability
Reports earlier today indicated that Ken Holland and the Oilers had given permission to defenseman Phillip Broberg to seek a trade.
Edmonton Oilers grant defenceman Phillip Broberg permission to seek trade
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's camp to seek a trade. Sounds like there has been solid interest on that front.
Edmonton isn't interested in getting a pick back, they'd like a player. So you'll have to likely find a player in a similar situation.
Now it is being reported that the former 8th overall pick has not, in fact, been given permission to seek a trade.
This fiasco is the latest in a series of questionable things to happen with the Oilers. At this point it seems like Ken Holland is a lame duck general manager and he's trying to stir things up before he leaves. That may or may not be the case, but regardless, this kind of thing happening is quite unprofessional. It seems like a foregone conclusion that Holland will not be extended after this season so the question remains, why doesn't the team part ways with him now? After all, this recent controversy could have been avoided.