Originally posted on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Fang Finger is a Nashville-based blogger for the website Fang Faction. Martin Erat is a skilled forward just past the prime of his career. The Czech Republican native is a great skater and has an excellent shot, when he decides to release the puck. Often in his career, Erat has been known to be a pass first, shoot second forward, which didn’t help in the Predators’ situation, but could do so in the nation’s capital. Erat will be able to feed players like Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Mike Ribeiro, who are capable of scoring a large amount of goals in a season. The 31 year old is an excellent skater and has good puck control. Erat is not a very physical forward, but can get rough if necessary. This season, he has played in 36 games posting 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists). “Marty should go in there and make the playoffs [for the team],” said General Manager David Poile. “That deal does it for them.” Not too many people can give a scouting report on Michael Latta, except if they live in Milwaukee where the Predators’ farm team is located. Most of Latta’s professional career has been played with the Admirals, but he is only a step away from being NHL ready. Latta has a big body and will throw it around. He could be an effective fourth liner for the Capitals during the playoffs, if the time comes. He was drafted 72nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, while with the Guelph Storm in the OHL, where he was most successful putting up 89 points (34 goals, 55 assists) in 68 games during the 2010-11 season. His performance at the junior level promoted Latta to the Admirals, where he spent this season scoring 25 points (9 goals, 26 assists) in 67 games.
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