Martin Erat is a perennial .70-.85(5 seasons)winger playing in a very defensive system he is an incredibly consistent point producer. Filppula has only one season of .80 PPG not to mention he has 2 more years only a 4.5 million deal. While Filppula is a UFA. not to mention there is only a two year age difference.
How can you think Filppula is at all comparable to Erat?
That said I'm surprised Washington moved Forsberg, they must really want to make a push now.
maybe they could of worked out a sign and trade although for whatever reason it looks like washington targeted erat
filppula is a better 2 way player ... a cup winner and more cup experience 51 pts in 91 games compared to erat who has 23 pts in 46 playoff games
i would of gladly thrown in our 1st round pick along with filppula for forsberg who was a highly touted prospect last year and full of potential
just cant believe capitals would even consider trading him let alone doing it
Not much younger. Erat produced at a much higher clip, and he never played with great offensive players. It will be interesting to see what he does in washingtons system,
But the main thing is he's signed, and filppula isn't. That diminishes any value filppula would have over erat.
dont think he'll do much he'll just continue to be a 45 to 55 pt guy
Edited by nyqvististhefuture, 04 April 2013 - 01:32 AM.