Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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One of the more surprising moves at the trade deadline this year was the Washington Capitals trading 2012 first round pick Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for Martin Erat and minor leaguer Michael Latta.  I picked this as a good longterm move for Nashville and a bad longterm move for Washington.  There are few players with Forsberg`s potential and you don`t give them up unless you get something significant in return.  The only justification for the deal was that Martin Erat was a difference maker, but he hasn`t been.  Erat has been a non-factor in his four playoff games so far.  He hasn`t scored any points.  He missed game five with an upper body injury and it isn`t clear if he will be back.  Even if he is healthy, Washington may not want him back in the lineup and will use his injury status to help save face. Including the regular season, Erat has played 13 games for Washington.  In that time he has one goal and two assists.  He hasn`t been a significant player for the ...
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