Martin Erat was traded for Filip Forsberg, one of the Caps top prospects, just a few weeks ago. The move brought with it a lot of negative fan reaction towards the trade and towards the Caps general manager George McPhee.
But on Tuesday night when an Alex Ovechkin's shot/pass hit Martin Erat perfectly on the stick for the easy tap in goal, Erat earned his first point as a Washington Capital and the trade was immediately vindicated. At least, that's what a lot of people think (sarcastic or not)...check out the fan reaction on Twitter.
Here are several tweets from right after the Erat goal:
I will be the idiot!!!Erat-1Forsberg-0Just kidding! Don’t be lighting my twitter up Caps fans
— Vinnie Finamore (@WashCap_82) April 17, 2013
ERAT SCOARS!!!! And Forsberg is -4 with Nashville with no points. We are winning this trade.
— Mike McNeill (@Cadetbaritone) April 17, 2013
Thanks for the goal Erat but I still want forsberg back..
— Mo Bailey (@mobaiiiley) April 17, 2013
Erat/Latta 1, Forsberg 0.
— Rory (@roreaga) April 17, 2013
So far the Washington Capitals have won the Erat/Forsberg trade #lol
— Chris Letterio (@FourCupsOneFan) April 17, 2013
Martin Erat gets his first as a Washington Capital. Congrats Marty. I still prefer Forsberg though. #Caps
— Jake Ware (@JacobWare95) April 17, 2013
The Caps vastly overpaid for Erat by giving up Forsberg but he just scored against the Leafs so it was worth it just for that
— Alim (@holyhabs87) April 17, 2013
Ok gmgm did know what he was doing on That erat forsberg trade
— #RedRocker (@I_Bleed_Red4DC) April 17, 2013
ERAT/FORSBERG TRADE WAS WORTH IT
— ThatCapsFan (@noeer445) April 17, 2013
Yay, Erat scored, suck it Forsberg! LOL
— Chris Ford (@DCSportsNexus) April 17, 2013
Erat has more goals than Forsberg.Solid trade for the Caps.
— Washington Capitals(@Capitals_Blog) April 17, 2013
Love the Internet!