Feud gets worse in Edmonton between GM Ken Holland and Philip Broberg

Feud gets worse in Edmonton between GM Ken Holland and Philip Broberg

Uh oh…



On Tuesday, Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland addressed the rumours that defenseman Philip Broberg was granted permission for his agent, Darrin Ferris to look around for a trade. He denied that he had allowed his blue liner to speak with potential suitors, which only fuelled Ferris and his client to fire back.

The agent revealed to the world that Broberg was getting upset with the Oilers and we can only imagine this will result in a trade.

“This matter reflects both my and my client’s frustration with the Oilers. I’m actively collaborating with Ken to address and resolve the issue privately.”

Fans aren’t helping, though they are right, as they keep claiming that Holland is a joke as the general manager of the Oilers and should have been fired along with head coach Jay Woodcroft earlier this season.

It has been reported by team insider Ryan Rishaug of TSN that Ferris has met with Holland on several occasions in the past days, though things have boiled over with Broberg acting like he can shop around for a new team.

“Clearly there are major issues here between this 1st round pick and the organization. They have spoken multiple times in recent days, things seem to have boiled over with today’s development,” wrote Rishaug in his report.

In 10 games this season with Edmonton, the young blue liner has yet to record a single point while averaging a career-low 10:31 TOI. In four AHL games, he has two assists.

In 79 career NHL games with the Oilers, he has two goals and nine assists.

Could the feud be so bad now that Broberg does end up elsewhere in the league?

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