Capitals News: GM Brian MacLellan Admits He'd Like A Do-Over On Filip Forsberg Trade

Washington Capitals first-year general manager Brian MacLellan was with the team when they infamously traded away Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, something he wishes never happened.

Erat is no longer with the team, while Latta is a lower-lineup player,  and Forsberg is on his way to being named NHL's rookie of the year.

MacLellan wasn't the guy that gave the executive order on making that deal - former GM George McPhee was - so he was a little more willing to openly talk about the trade to Adam Vignan of

“I think [Forsberg] has played well. Obviously he's one of the leading candidates for the Calder Trophy. If you're asking if I would like to do a do-over? Yeah, sure.”

Forsberg was the 11th overall pick of the Capitals in 2012, and was considered a steal since many projected him as a top-five pick.

After nearly a full season in the American Hockey League, Forsberg is Nashville's leading scorer with 39 points in 44 games, helping the Predators to the top of the Central Division.

Erat's Capitals career was rather forgettable, where he played for one season before being traded to the Coyotes.

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