Re: NHL 2013
I was moderately surprised to see Nashville pull a wait-'til-next-year deal by moving Erat (especially to the Capitals, a team that's roughly in the same boat i.e. sitting on the playoff bubble), but it's probably a good move in the big picture. At this point, the best-case scenario looked like "squeak into the playoffs and lose in four or five to the Blackhawks." Even by Predators historical standards, the offense has struggled this season, and the Forsberg kid is exactly the kind of young player they needed to add.
Not all who wander are lost