Preds news: Erat traded for 2012 1st rounder Filip Forsberg

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  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    http://www.nhl.com/ice/m_news.htm?id=663948

    Preds trade away a staple of their team, but the wrong side of 30, with a large contract, and in a horrible goal scoring slump

    for the Capitals 1st round choice this past year, Filip Forsberg. He was said to be a top 5 talent in the draft, but ended up sliding to 11.

    Anyone who cares, what do you think about the trade? Preds also included minor league player Michael Latta in the deal. (not that that's worth much)
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  2. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    Shocking.

    But I read that Erat actually requested to be traded and had a falling out with Trotz. If true that makes sense.

    Also, Erat wasn't have a great year. Maybe this 18 year old kid will become the offensive firepower the Preds have been looking for since their existence began.
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  3. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    A lot of silly rednecks on the facebook page are whining and complaining about the GM, Poile..

    Dude ASKED to be traded, and was not good this year. I can't see how this would be a bad trade, for the contract/cap space figures alone.

    Capitals fans are heated about this.. dumping off your future for a past-his-prime 2nd-3rd liner.

    By the way, there are no good preds boards.. so I'm just gonna use this as one. my thread will get about as many responses as the preds NHL board gets all day.
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  4. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO @TennessyXO

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    Good trade IMO

    A little off topic. Anyone else think Trotz needs to go?
    He is currently the longest serving head coach in the league and has a record slightly above .500 with some serious disappointments in the playoffs.

    He is basically the Jeff Fisher of the NHL.

    Stability with a franchise is important I understand that and this is probably especially true with a hockey team in a market like Nashville. Still I have to wonder if Trotz can ever get them to a championship.
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    I'd give him a little more leash. A year or two more like this where they don't or barely squeak into the playoffs, it's time to change it up. It's not difficult to make the playoffs in the NHL, just have to be in the top half.

    He has done pretty well considering they've never had a great forward, but it's time for some real results. Should have never lost to the Coyotes last year in the playoffs.

    The two big money skaters: Erat and Weber, have been not great this season. I applaud the GM for having the balls to pull the trigger on this deal, and I can't wait to see him on the ice.

    BTW, Colin Wilson is the best player on the team, IMO. Fisher, Hornqvist and legwand are more recognizable names, but I think Wilson is a better player and is the future of this team. I also root for Craig Smith, just because he has my last name.
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  6. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    I wish they could talk Crispy into coming back and getting behind the bench. I bet he could coach those guys up.
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  7. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    TN sports have always held on to their coaches too long.. Fulmer, Fisher, Trotz.. hopefully the trend continues and they bring in someone that's not a Munchak on ice.
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  8. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Preds are horrible this year. Can't get any worse. I like the trade.
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  9. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    We still have the Nashville Sounds to cheer for.
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  10. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    Do the Preds get a crowd?
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