Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 4/3/13

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 21: Martin Erat #10 of the Nashville Predators celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 21, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Nashville Predators have done the unthinkable. They have traded veteran winger and alternate captain Martin Erat. According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, in a report that came nearly two hours after the trade deadline expired, 2011 first round pick Filip Forbserg is coming the other way. Forsberg (no relation to Peter Forbserg) is a tremendous prospect and Nashville should be thrilled to have him in the system. There may be more pieces involved and we’ll update the blog as they become clear. The two-time Czech Olympian has been a mainstay with the Predators organization since he was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Draft. He is second all-time in most major offensive categories for the Predators, including goals (163), assists (318) and points (481). He’s also second on the club’s all-time list in games played with 723. David Legwand is the only player to have worn a Preds sweater longer. Erat, 31, struggled mightily early in the year but has found his stride rec...
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