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05-14-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynCapsFan View Post
1. CYA

2. Erat performed at the following pace over a full season: 56 games, 4 goals, 8 assists. Which amazingly is worse than his awful performance with the Preds this year. This is the threshold for decent?

3. Latta projects as a smaller, less offensively gifted Matt Bradley. Hooray.
Erat had a small amount of time to adjust to the system. You saw how long it took the Caps to adjust at the beginning of the year don't give me that crap. He is 31 years old and has had decent numbers on a defensive minded Preds team. Projecting a full season alone is worthless. Look at Ovechkin. At the beginning of the year every said trade Ovie, he is declining, and what does the guy do? He scored 32 goals. Project his season from the first few weeks of the Oates tenure and it was probably just as bad. Erat will learn the system and come back and be a decent player.

As for Latta I have seen him in person many more times then you have. He is going to be better then Matt Bradley that is a terrible comparison. They guy can hit, chirp, and does have a pretty good set of offensive skills. He is small but he isn't afraid to beat the sh** out of someone. Latta will surprise a lot of people and will be a great future addition to the Washington Capitals. Throwing a comparison to Matt Bradley is a disgrace to his game.

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