Now that Washington won a Stanley Cup how do you view them trading Filip Forsberg?

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  1. LeafsNation75

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    I think a lot of people are in agreement that when Washington traded Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat it was one of the worst trades of all time. However now that they just won a Stanley Cup will this trade no longer need to be brought up or should it still get mentioned when it comes to all time bad NHL trades?
     
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    In hindsight it was a good trade.
     
  3. Summer Rose

    Summer Rose Red Like Roses

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    Martin Erat sure did his part in Washington's cup run.
     
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    Still a very bad deal, but GMGM got Karma. And sadly for Knights fans, it struck Vegas down at the worse time with McPhee's old team. He did that move to save his ***. It got him one more year. And in his his exit interview he was asked can this team win the cup. He said no. What do you think now George?!?!
     
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    Is this for real?
     
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    U wot m8?

    Still a terrible trade. Like really, really bad.
     
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    Literally zero correlation here lmao
     
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    They could’ve won even more with Forsberg
     
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    How many goals did Erat score in this cup run?
     
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    How in the world does winning a Stanley Cup five years later absolve the Washington Capitals from making bad trades in 2013?

    The thesis of this thread is exceptionally dubious.
     
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    PopaneNightscare We're not going to be suck this year...

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    If Forsberg doesn't get traded, the Caps don't go out and get Oshie.

    If the Caps don't get multi-tool, gritty, 2-way Stanley Cup hero TJ Oshie, the Caps are stuck with a one-dimensional shooter like Forsberg (a type of player they already have a lot of)....and the Caps don't win the Cup.
     
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    A Stanley Cup does not mean you've done everything right in the history of your franchise.
     
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    If Nashville had won the Cup last year you don't think some people might have brought up the trade?

    My thinking was since this trade was talked about a lot at how bad it was for Washington, now that they finally won a Stanley Cup if others will no longer mention that?
     
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    It's still a bad trade even if they win 10 Cups in a row and it would still be talked about.
     
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    Forsberg a one-dimensional shooter? Have you even seen the guy play? Forsberg is a very good two-way player and forces alot of turnovers for the opponents. Semin for example was a one-dimensional shooter. Forsberg is not. He also has some pretty sick dekes and puck skills.

    If Washington would've kept Forsberg, they probably would've won sooner and be an even better team.
     
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    So your question is whether or not people will mention it, and you set about finding this out by starting a thread to specifically mention the trade?

    Brilliant strategy.
     
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    Erat has been out of the league for 3 years and Forsberg has 90+ goals and over 180 points in those same 3 years...its still an all time bad trade
     
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    it was one of the worst trades in NHL history, and it remains so. the intended strategic benefit from that trade had zero positive impact on the Caps organization.

    winning a cup several years later due to entirely unintended consequences does not make that idiotic trade any better.
     
  19. LeafsNation75

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    I can see why you would say it like that, however my focus was more on the positive that Washington has won a Stanley Cup. I didn't say anything like they didn't deserve to win because they traded away Forsberg.
     
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    That trade was one of the worst ever and the Caps winning the Cup doesn’t change that
     
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    DDRhockey Hockeyfan since 1986

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    worst thread ever?

    Pittsburgh traded markus naslund for stojanov in 1996. So when Pittsburgh won the cup in 2009, it will suddenly a good trade? same logic applies.
     
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    The most positive spin I do is that they couldn't have reached the mountaintop if they didn't fire McPhee and they weren't going to fire him unless he made a really bad move, plus he empowered Vegas to give the Caps a favorable finals matchup.
     
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    Still a bad trade. He could of helped them win a SC sooner
     
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    They won despite the trade and have a had different GM the past few years from McPhee who did the trade. How is this a question? :facepalm:
     

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