Trade Deadline 2013
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04-03-2013, 05:25 PM
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That is a VERY bold move by McPhee. I am shocked he gave up on Forsberg so quickly, after having him in the organization for not even a year. He completely stole him last year, and than flips him in a pretty desperate move for a 40-50 point veteran.
At the same time, he was likely feeling the pressure to make the playoffs. They've been rolling lately going 6-3-1 in their last 10, have made a push to 3 points back of the 8th spot and just 2 back of the division lead. Erat should give them some nice depth, he's been a 20 goal, 50 point guy for the last 7 seasons. He can be a solid top 6 guy for them alongside Ovie, Ribiero, Laich or he can slot into their bottom 6 and be effective there too.
What makes it even more surprising, is the Caps don't exactly have a deep prospect pool.
Erat has been a fish out of water in Nashville his whole career. hes the most offensively talented player they've had next to Weber.
31 years old for a finesse player is still in his prime. I think he will prove to some people hes not just a 50 point player. I could see him on pace for about 65 for the rest of the year or next.
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