Oh my. Washington has got to be kidding for waiting this long to announce "MARTIN ERAT EVERYBODY!!!". Anyways good for Nashville getting a top of the line prospect. Nice job by Poile for fleecing the Caps.
Yes, I am very excited about this trade. It's been pretty much universally known that Nashville needed a true scorer. Erat isn't a bad player, but the Preds are full of guys like him...decent two way players who pass well and can put up around 25 goals. Fisher, Legwand, Wilson, Hornqvist, etc. Those guys can all do exactly what Martin Erat does. Hopefully Forsberg will be the 40 goal scorer Nashville has never had. I'm a little disappointed the they got rid of Scott Hannan for only a 7th round pick though...but I know he didn't fit into the team's long-term plans.