George McPhee has heard Martin Erat’s trade demands, and he’s going to try and meet them. That was the story out of Washington on Monday as the Caps GM addressed media following Erat’s announcement that he wants out of the nation’s capital less than 10 months after being acquired from Nashville. “Marty doesn’t feel like he fits in here,” McPhee explained. “We’ll try to accommodate him.” Among the noteworthy points made by McPhee regarding the situation: – The Caps GM had “no regrets” about making the deal last April. – Washington won’t retain any of Erat’s salary in a trade. The 32-year-old Czech has two years remaining on his deal with a $4.5 average annual cap hit, but his salary is $3.75 million this year and $2.25 million in 2014-15. – McPhee and head coach Adam Oates said Erat has been “professional” with his trade demands, and they expect him to remain that way. All of this sounds as though Caps fans can expect Erat to keep playing until a deal is found. – There is reportedly interest in Erat, and that his no-movement clause won’t be an issue.
McPhee: ‘No regrets’ about acquiring Erat, will look to make trade
Pro Hockey Talk | Nov 25