In his quest to fix the Montreal Canadiens’ offense, it seems like Marc Bergevin’s MO is “sign former Washington Capitals who have seen better days.”
The 31-year-old seemed to fall victim to an odd subplot of the 2014-15 season: terrible contract years for mid-level players. “Flash” went from struggling with the Florida Panthers to becoming downright irrelevant once the Anaheim Ducks gave him a shot as a rental.
He only played in six games during the Ducks’ Western Conference Final push, nabbing a shabby assist in the postseason.
The plus side is that Montreal gets a chance to buy-low on Fleischmann, at least if he makes a solid enough impression.
He’s not that far removed from his 27-goal, 61-point peak during the 2011-12 season, after all.