The Nashville Predators have shipped forward Martin Erat and prospect center Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals for prospect Filip Forsberg.

Capitals acquire Martin Erat.

Capitals acquire Martin Erat.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not sure I like this deal for the Capitals. Sure, they get a proven playmaker in Erat, who’s been a consistent 43-58 point performer for the previous eight NHL seasons, and Latta reportedly is close to being an NHL defenseman center. Erat should provide a short-term boost to their offense down the stretch, and has another season left on his contract. Still, they gave up Forsberg, a highly-touted prospect who is considered by some to be a Swedish Corey Perry. I think the Capitals could regret this move down the road. 

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5 Responses to Predators Ship Erat to Capitals.

  1. John says:

    not happy wth getting rid of Forsberg.I don’t know too much about Latta?I hear Erat is a little bit underrated so, we shall see.

    • Admiral Sal says:

      I can’t believe the Preds dumped Marty! I don’t know anything about this Forsberg, but he better be worth it. Erat is a super under rated player, I’m sad to see him go.

  2. Ass Moses says:

    In a perfect world this would have been the return for Iginla.

  3. Greg Zimmons says:

    Latta is not a defenseman. He is a forward.

  4. JJB says:

    lol worst trade of deadline. Loss for Caps.

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