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08:27 AM ET 04.04 | After more than 700 games, Martin Erat apparently wanted out. The Nashville Predators tried to talk [Erat] out of his trade request. General manager David Poile said he had a number of meetings with Erat, who ranks second all-time in most of the franchise's offensive categories, to make sure the request was not being made on an emotional basis. When Poile was satisfied it was not, he took 24 hours to consummate a deal with the Washington Capitals, satisfying Erat's demands. Wednesday, Erat waived a no-movement clause allowing Nashville to trade him along with minor-league center Michael Latta for top prospect Filip Forsberg. "I can't sugarcoat it," Poile said of Erat's request. "It's really disappointing."

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April 4, 2013  08:52 AM ET

He's been eraticated.

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April 4, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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He's been eraticated.

Not bad...he needed to be playing in Florida around the same time as Scott Mellanby and company.

April 4, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Poile's crestfallen, yet he got the much better end of the deal.

He got McPhee to throw in some Hair Dye for Men too. Davey has to keep the young Predator look. Took George to the cleaners! :-)

April 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET

First there was Email and Ereaders. Now there's Erats?

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April 4, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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First there was Email and Ereaders. Now there's Erats?

they are slightly larger than emice

April 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Don't they all wear cowboy hats in Nashville tho?

only the women

April 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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First there was Email and Ereaders. Now there's Erats?

Rattan:
light, outdoor summer furniture
what a rodent gets in Florida

April 4, 2013  09:28 AM ET

"... Poile .... took 24 hours to consummate a deal with the Washington Capitals, satisfying Erat's demands."

Out of the frying pan and ... into the fire.

April 4, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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only the women

Be OK if that's all they wore.

April 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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That would mean Doug Maclean would still be employed by a NHL franchise, and that is all types of wrong.

You mean Doug MacLean who led the Panthers to the Stanley Cup finals doing something a Leafs coach hasn't done in quite some time...

April 4, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Rattan: light, outdoor summer furniturewhat a rodent gets in Florida

Rattle and Hum...his fave U2 album!

April 4, 2013  09:48 AM ET

It is worth repeating....

It is a shame that the hockey universe (which does not include Nashville) is completely unaware of the absolute best front office in the League. Poile and Trotz are worth their weight in gold (heck they are worth Kessel's weight in gold) and nobody knows it.

April 4, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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First there was Email and Ereaders. Now there's Erats?

Good point, he should have been traded to FLA

April 4, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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It is worth repeating....

It is a shame that the hockey universe (which does not include Nashville) is completely unaware of the absolute best front office in the League. Poile and Trotz are worth their weight in gold (heck they are worth Kessel's weight in gold) and nobody knows it.

I'm really starting to like you BGD.

April 4, 2013  09:56 AM ET

This reminds me of the Atlanta trading for Zhitnik

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April 4, 2013  10:03 AM ET

great deal for the preds. took advantage of Washington's desparation. Good move in the short term for washington. I don't see how they don't take the division...

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