: Confirmed Trade with Link:
[NAS/WAS] Martin Erat and Michael Latta for Filip Forsberg
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04-09-2013, 04:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Lots of denial in this thread. Saying the Preds don't have a restrictive offensive system is like saying the Caps weren't a D-ONLY (not D-1st, D ONLY) team under Hunter last season.
There's truth in both. Hopefully from a Caps perspective this was trading a prospect when his value (as a prospect) was as high as it was ever going to be.
The almost casual dismissal of Forsberg as top prospect by team management is puzzling. Either they're being honest and he's wasn't as highly ranked internally, or McPhee and company are trying to downplay his value to keep fans happy.
I think Erat, assuming healthy and in the top 6 next year, pots 20+g and 60+pts....that's an immediate win for Washington. I'll still be rooting for Forsberg. Hopefully he lives up to billing and the trade works for both sides. Adding Latta is just the cherry on top.....he could be the wild card that pushes this trade heavily in the Caps favor when all is said and done...
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