Capitals finally trade Erat

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Rostislav Klesla

The Washington Capitals finally traded forward Martin Erat in a four-player deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Erat has been requesting a trade for a long time. Remember last year I said that the Caps were making a bad deal when they got Erat, I was right.

The Caps will get Chris Brown and Rostislav Klesla for Erat and John Mitchell. the Caps also get a fourth-round draft pick in the 2015 draft.  Brown is a 23-year old forward who looks to have some scoring potential.  Klesla will add depth to the Caps defense.

Erat only scored one goal for the Caps this year and has been a vocal distraction.  Erat’s heart was clearly not with the Caps so it is good to see him go.
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