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Nashville/Washington Trade

added 5:18pm,

Nashville, Tenn. (April 4, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Filip Forsberg from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta. Forsberg has already been signed to a three-year entry level contract and is eligible to play in North America immediately.

“With one of the best goaltenders in the world in Pekka Rinne, and the top defenseman in the game today in Shea Weber, along with Roman Josi, Kevin Klein and other young defensemen we continue to develop, we believe we are well positioned at these two positions, but have lacked a dynamic offensive forward.” Poile said. “In Filip Forsberg, we are adding one of the top rated young forwards in the world; we are excited to have him join our other emerging young talent and solid veterans at the position.”

“We have used draft picks in recent years to add players at the trade deadline. Over the last several years, we traded away four first round picks. It was imperative that we add a potentially dynamic offensive forward such as Forsberg. Our goal remains the same—to win the Stanley Cup. We believe our current team is a playoff caliber team. At the same time, we have to be mindful of the long-term and this deal allows us to acquire a top-end young offensive forward that will help us.”

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

See ya, Erat. Dick.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 04/03/13 at 04:01 PM ET

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Peter Forsberg and Rick Nash for Erat and Latta?  WOW!!!

Posted by Garth on 04/03/13 at 04:07 PM ET

statelouis26's avatar

Why did the caps trade for Erat when they are not even in the playoffs? Also, why did they give up so much?  Forsberg is considered a top prospect I thought.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 04/03/13 at 04:20 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

1st rd. Pick this past draft !

Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 04:23 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Who knows why McPhee does what he does.  Only reason I can think is because he works for Ted Leonsis.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/03/13 at 04:45 PM ET

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Forsberg is considered a top prospect I thought.

Not sure how much of that is just him having a famous name. He’s tearing it up, but in a really, really, low quality league. I’m suspicious that if his name was Jorgensen, nobody bats an eyelash about him getting moved for Vowelname.

Now, Jamie Benn also torched a crap league while he was a prospect….but so did the likes of Casey Pierro-Zabotel (dude who couldn’t crack the fourth line at wheeling).

Posted by larry on 04/04/13 at 06:41 AM ET

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