Two prospects for the Flyers to buy and one player to sell at the trade deadline

The Philadelphia Flyers remain in third place in the Metropolitan as trade deadline week arrives. But there is one player they need to sell regardless of where they stand.

Feb 27, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Sean Walker (26)
Feb 27, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Sean Walker (26) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Prospect to buy: Philip Broberg

Philip Broberg hasn’t cracked the Oilers NHL lineup full-time, so it’s understandable that the former first-round pick wants out of the organization. The clear downside is that Broberg hasn’t done enough to warrant Edmonton to keep him in the lineup, but sans the great Evan Bouchard, the Oilers also have older, more experienced talent in their defensive rotation. 

It’s also important to note that Edmonton’s blue line has just one pending free agent this offseason, which, unless someone like Cody Ceci gets traded, would make it tough for Broberg to crack the lineup full-time next year. Further, if the Oilers make a deep playoff run this coming postseason, they will also look for established talent to earn a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2025, further leaving Broberg with little opportunity. 

Knowing this, Briere could have a hidden gem that was once a highly regarded talent. There is a reason players like Broberg hear their names called so early on draft day, but they may also land in less-than-ideal situations, and that may not be the case in Philadelphia.