Happy 25th birthday to our favorite Cap! (Oh who are we kidding, he is our favorite everything.)
This one goes out to our dedicated Michael Latta Fans!
We have had the privilege of getting to know Michael a little bit this season and have had a lot of fun taking pictures of him for you.
There is serious Latts.
There is roomie Latts.
There is shooting Latts.
There is silly Latts.
And last but certainly not least, there is son Latts.All we can hope for is that we will see Michael back on the ice come October. He is a restricted free agent which means it is time to negotiate a new contract. We think Michael has what it takes as a solid fourth liner. Trotz has said he brings a spark to the game (which is why we have nicknamed him Sparky)and you see that every time he is on the ice. He even took to fighting a bit more at the end of the regular season — much to our surprise.
Latta is good on the face off. Sparky has the right juice for a fourth liner. He isn’t overly expensive at this stage of his career. We need to see more ice time for him so that he can become the solid player the Caps need in their next run for the Cup. We recommend the Caps sign him up for another two years. And yes, we would take him over Mike Richards or Stan Galiev.
Happy Birthday Michael, and we really enjoyed getting to know you this season!