"It's tough for me because Marty has been such a good guy to me and Tom as rookies coming in," Latta said. "When Marty played with us in the first few weeks of the season he was so good to us. If it happens and he ends up getting traded, that would be sad. But obviously, he wants to play more."
He said Erat showed nothing but class when he was asked to play alongside Erat and rookie Tom Wilson on the fourth line at the start of the season.