Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f84622898.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1932c8ca862d78896b9f538cc8572fcd0dd
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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Padres manager pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Dallas Cowboys place Darren McFadden on PUP list

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mark Cuban: Brady suspension should be more severe

Darrelle Revis thinks AFC East will be NFL’s toughest division

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Joey Bosa among four OSU players suspended for opener

NFLPA: NFL didn't respond to Tom Brady settlement offer

Tom Coughlin calls Jason Pierre-Paul situation a ‘fiasco’

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry auctioning off Super Bowl ring

Affairs of the Hart (Trophy)

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Terry Collins writes letter to widow of longtime Mets fan

Jets fans fly "Cheaters Look Up" banner over Patriots practice

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

For some NFL players, life begins at undrafted

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker