Erat has a new home with the Captials. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)
Fair warning Predators fans: do not get attached to a player, no matter how long they have been in Nashville. We saw this with Ryan Suter, we are prepared.
Or then again, maybe not.
Today Smashville says goodbye to three of their players, Scott Hannan, Michael Latta, and Martin Erat. Cringe. Unfortunately this has been confirmed by both the Twitter verse and NHL dot com.
Scott Hannan leaves the Predators after a short stint with the team to return to his drafting team, the San Jose Sharks. In return, the Predators get a conditional seventh round pick, sixth round if Hannan makes the playoffs. Alright, not a huge deal.
The second trade today is a much more heartbreaking loss to Predators fans. The Nashville management traded forwards Michael Latta and Martin Erat to the Washington Capitals for young top forward Filip Forsberg.
Latta leaves the organization after playing in the AHL while Erat leaves the team he was drafted to and played for the last eleven years. Forsberg has a contract signed and will hopefully make an impact once he leaves the Swedish league.
And I certainly hope he makes his way to Nashville quick, cause this team has just lost a HUGE player.