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Why Erat wants out of Washington

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07:38 AM ET 11.26 | So much for the Martin Erat era in the United States capital. Less than eight months after he was acquired by Washington, [Erat] has asked the Capitals to trade him. "I want to be traded. We'll see how it goes," Erat said following Monday's practice in Arlington. "Since day one, I didn't get the chance here. I got traded here to be a top-six player but never got the chance, never played more than 15 minutes in here, and it's time for me to move on." Erat, 32, was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career Saturday night. ... [Erat initially approached GM] George McPhee to request a trade in early October, while he was toiling away on the fourth line, and he reiterated it again last week. "It was long coming, starting from the training camp."

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November 26, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Bye, bye! There looking for ice scrapers in the Finnish 3rd Division.

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November 26, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Erat, Orlov and Nuevirth for Bailey, Poulin and 2nd rounder.

November 26, 2013  08:32 AM ET

wow.....

November 26, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bye, bye! There looking for ice scrapers in the Finnish 3rd Division.

And the KHL needs ambulance drivers.

November 26, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Trade him to To***to. It'll be a lot of fun watching him whine his why out of there in year.

November 26, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Trade him to To***to. It'll be a lot of fun watching him whine his why out of there in year.

The Leafs covet that type of player.

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November 26, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who's ever whined to get out of Toronto?

I didn't mention anything about whining. I was thinking of underachievement.

November 26, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who's ever whined to get out of Toronto?

Lord Irk?

November 26, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Lord Irk?

I thought he drank his way out?

November 26, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who's ever whined to get out of Toronto?

Anyone that ever played for Punch Imlach and every single player that can't handle the scrutiny that comes in TO.

November 26, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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I thought he drank his way out?

he saw the competition coming from the mayor's office and hot-footed it out on his own I think

November 26, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Anyone that ever played for Punch Imlach and every single player that can't handle the scrutiny that comes in TO.

Fun Fact.

Imlach's first name was Iwanna.

November 26, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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he saw the competition coming from the mayor's office and hot-footed it out on his own I think

A night out with Burkie and Robbie would be one for the books.

November 26, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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A night out with Burkie and Robbie would be one for the books.

and Charlie, simply for the chicks he would bring along.

November 26, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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A night out with Burkie and Robbie would be one for the books.

it would have to be on pay-per-view with live commentary from us (Canuck, Me, PA DAve, Phantom and all the rest of us punsters)

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November 26, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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it would have to be on pay-per-view

It would have to be those tight-wads aren't pulling out their wallets.

 
November 26, 2013  01:07 PM ET

There is E rat in Washington

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