Capitals make a deadline deal
The Washington Capitals made a deadline deal with the Nashville Predators to acquire Martin Erat and Michael Latta. The Caps sent over first-round prospect Filip Forsberg.
Erat is an experienced forward with 163 career goals and 318 career assists. Latta is a goal scoring prospect who is going to report to the Caps AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears.
Forsberg was the 11th-overall draft pick for the Caps in the 2012 draft. This is a questionable move because Forsberg was such a high draft pick and only 18-years old. Forsberg is a center that has to have big potential. The Caps could end up regretting this move in the future. That said if the Caps make it into the playoffs and Erat helps them win their first Stanley Cup all will be ok.
Caps Captain Alex Ovechkin tweeted this welcoming Erat.
Welcome to Caps Martin Erat )))
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) April 3, 2013