MARTIN ERAT NEWS

Wait WTF Just Happened

Took me a couple hours to digest what just happened. I knew that something was going to happen in the front office this offseason. I had a feeling, but hoped it would not be this. Before I really get going here I want to thank Barry Trotz for fifteen seasons and 557 wins and 1196 games coached for the Predators. Today the Predators are saying goodbye tot he only coach we've...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive

The Phoenix Coyotes are mired in their longest losing streak of the season, but their latest defeat could have been worse. The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Phoenix (36-28-15) fell 4-3 in overtime at Columbus on Tuesday but was headed for a regulation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes have new lease on life with four games to play

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The weekend placed the Coyotes in a pair of unfamiliar situations. First, they had a chance to rest, regroup and actually practice during a rare three-day break in their late-season grind. On the flip side, they had to watch helplessly as the Dallas Stars made up their two games in hand, not knowing whether they'd still be in realistic striking distance of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades, Streaks and Youngins

Well, this past week has certainly been an improvement over the last few months. I just hope that it keeps up!   Tuesday night against Vancouver was interesting. It was announced that Luongo would start in net, well.. a few hours before the game he gets traded to Florida. Alright, then. I'll take it! I will add, Luongo's twitter account during this time was hilarious...
Via Hipchecks
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Down the Stretch: Team Quality, the Deadline, and “Going for It”

Braden Holtby has caught an unbfortunate amount of flak for the Capitals' other shortcomings. With the Olympics now over, NHL teams are re-converging on their practice facilities as they prepare to head down the final 23 or so games of their regular seasons.  The Washington Capitals finished their pre-Olympic hockey on a high note, winning two games in a row to climb within...
Via Rock the Red
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cautious Optimism On Deadline Day

The Man found a way, as he is wont to do. (Sportsnet) Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Capitals acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third round pick for Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rusty Klesla, who had been acquired Tuesday night as part of the Martin Erat trade. As predicted, reaction to the trade was swift and polarized. Upon the announcement of the move, I must...
Via Rock the Red
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Encouraging Signs from Capitals Pre-Deadline Day

Dustin Penner sent the Kings to the 2012 Final with this goal. (TheScore) Tuesday was an eventful day for the Washington Capitals, with General Manager George McPhee making two trades.  In the afternoon, he acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.  Then, later in the evening, he was able to get rid of the Martin Erat disaster...
Via Rock the Red
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes finally get a look at Czech-mate line

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Trade deadline acquisition Martin Erat is expected to play Thursday after missing the past three games (and most of the road game against Florida) while nursing a head injury.  With center Martin Hanzal having returned to the lineup Monday in Los Angeles, the Coyotes' three Czech forwards (Radim Vrbata is the other) will play together for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers at Coyotes game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: 10 p.m. As they fight for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Coyotes are getting healthier with less than a month left in the regular season. With Martin Hanzal back, the Coyotes might have Martin Erat as well as they face a Florida Panthers team that hopes to play the spoiler role after beating one of the West's top clubs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Criticism of Coyotes' Tippett misguided

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saturday began so well for the Coyotes in the nation's capital. Former Capital and Potomac, Md., native Jeff Halpern brought his teammates doughnuts and gift cards from Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, a local restaurant he co-owns. A spell of bad weather gave way to a sunny day with temperatures in the 60s, the players got a chance to bond on the road with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Criticism of Tippett misguided

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saturday began so well for the Coyotes in the nation's capital. Former Capital and Potomac, Md. native Jeff Halpern brought doughnuts and gift cards from Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, a local restaurant he co-owns, for his teammates. A spell of bad weather gave way to a sunny day with temperatures in the 60s, the players got a chance to bond on the road...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading For Martin Erat, Could Pay Dividends For Coyotes

(Nick Wass/AP) The  addition of Winger Martin Erat, was exactly what the  Phoenix Coyotes  needed to help patch up a big whole  in the team’s top-six forward group. At the NHL trade  deadline,  General Manager Don Maloney gave up   a 2015 4th round draft pick, Rostislav Klesla and Chris Brown, in exchange for Martin Erat and prospect John Mitchell.  At face value, the deal...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Halpern, Erat and Ribeiro Return to DC

Jeff Halpern, Martin Erat and Mike Ribeiro play their former teammates.
Via Capitals Outsider
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Capitals defenseman Rusty Klesla announces “retirement”

Former Capital Rusty Klesla, seen here earlier this season with the Portland Pirates, announced he was leaving the NHL effective immediately (courtesy of Circling The Wagon) He was only in the Capitals system for one day, but it seems that “former” Capitals property Rusty Klesla has officially announced he will not be playing hockey for the rest of this season. After being acquired...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington memories vary for Erat, Ribeiro, Halpern

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If Martin Erat left anything behind upon his hasty exit from the nation's capital, he won't have to wait long to reclaim it. Three days after arriving in Phoenix following a trade that sent defenseman Rusty Klesla, prospect Chris Brown and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick to the Capitals, Erat is returning to the place he couldn't wait to leave. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes acquire Martin Erat

Martin Erat received his sweet release from the Washington Captials as he was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday along with John Mitchell in exchange for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and a fourth rounder in 2015.By Kaiser matias via Wikimedia CommonsDespite having as many goals this season as goalie Mike Smith this season (just one), Coyotes GM Don Maloney admitted that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata scores twice, Phoenix Coyotes rout Montreal Canadiens

Since the beginning of the season, Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett surveyed forwards Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal about who they thought could be the missing piece for their line. Whether suggested from one side or the other, winger Martin Erat’s name continually popped up in the conversation and Vrbata considered him a fit. Both he and Erat are the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata breaks out in critical win over Canadiens

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett has a simple means of measuring Radim Vrbata's effectiveness. "He's a scorer," Tippett said. "When he scores, he has a good game." Vrbata had a good game on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens -- even if it was mostly coincidence that it came in fellow Czech Martin Erat's first game in a Coyotes sweater. Vrbata got...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Trade deadline post-mortem

Phoenix Coyotes: Trade deadline post-mortemIn what was a wild trade deadline, NHL fans will wake up Thursday to what is a completely different NHL. Roberto Luongo is no longer a Canuck, Ales Hemsky is no longer an Oiler, and Ryan Callahan is no longer a Rangers. Alas, almost every piece expected to move (and some non-expected) did in fact move, making for an entertaining shuffle...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Erat & 2 Points Against Vancouver

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Via Puckrant.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cautious Optimism On Deadline Day

The Man found a way, as he is wont to do. (Sportsnet) Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Capitals acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third round pick for Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rusty Klesla, who had been acquired Tuesday night as part of the Martin Erat trade. As predicted, reaction to the trade was swift and polarized. Upon the announcement of the move, I...
Via Rock the Red
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes finally acquire long-sought wing in trade for Erat

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Martin Erat has something the Phoenix Coyotes have wanted for a long while. The Coyotes have something Erat has wanted all season. In the end, that mutual attraction led to a deal on Tuesday -- imperfect as it looks to some outsiders. The Coyotes finally got the playmaking wing they've been seeking all season to team with Czechs Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps trade Martin Erat to the Coyotes for Rostislav Klelsa, Chris Brown

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee may feel his job could be in jeopardy.  He may be right.  However, McPhee is attempting to do something about it. Just a day before the NHL trade deadline, McPhee has completed his second trade of the day.  The caps sent disgruntled forward Martin Erat  and minor league forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for prospect...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Acquire Klesla & Brown for Erat by   Curtis Morrison

Perennial trade requester Martin Erat has found himself ANOTHER new home: the Phoenix Coyotes. In one of many deals completed on the day before the trade deadline (likely to mess with the nine-hour trade deadline shows), the Phoenix Coyotes sent Chris Brown (no, not the singer), Rostislav Klesla, and a 4th round pick to the Washington Capitals for Erat and [...]
Via The Hockey House
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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