Nashville Predators v Detroit Red Wings

The Washington Capitals waited almost two hours after the deadline to announce the acquisition of forward Martin Erat from the Nashville Predators in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg. In the deal, Washington will also receive former third round pick in 2009, Michael Latta.

Erat, who has spent his entire career with the Preds, is due to make $4.5 million over the next two seasons. This season, he has 21 points after posting a career high in points last season with 58.

Forsberg, only 18 years-old, is considered a top prospect for the Caps. He was drafted in the first round of the 2012 entry draft and currently plays in the Swedish league. Many consider Forsberg to be a future star in the league down the road.

Washington sits 10th in the Eastern Conference with 36 points, 3 points back of the Islanders for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Comments (10)

  1. Forsberg fell in the draft, but he was expected to go in the top 3 at one point…

  2. Can’t believe they gave away Forsberg for Erat. OV has a good week and suddenly the Caps are all in.

  3. Wow, holy overpayment. Forsberg for Erat?

    Go home Washington, you’re drunk …

  4. forsberg is the 2012 version of angelo esposito.. its ok.. good trade

  5. I cant believe Nashville traded erat why not legwand don’t know anything about forsberg please tell me he is worth it I’ve been a preds fan since the beginning and erat is way better than he gets credit for one of my favorite players

  6. LATTA IS A BBBBEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  7. I just don’t see the logic for Washington. I think you take a chance that Forsberg can be special vs picking up mediocre Erat. Build a cup contender, don’t just try to get into the playoffs. You aren’t LA

  8. ..I forgot Erat was still in the league. I was waiting around listening for this, hoping someone was on the way to Washington from Buffalo when a couple of my buddy’s said Miller to Washington, and with the big presser announcement, I was hoping Washington traded their next 2 drafts for Miller… then to hear martin Erat!? Complete waste of my time

    I don’t get destructive when I’m drink, but if I was doing the drinking game with you guys, I would’ve probably thrown a TV through a window.. Or at least tossed my remote in the general direction of something soft

  9. High rish, mediocre reward. Don’t get this one.

  10. They are also 2 points behind the division leader Winnipeg with 2 games in hand.

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