Accepting Caps PR big wig Nate Ewell’s apologies, we are glad to report that the Washington Capitals have re-signed Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year, $2.6M dollar contract- one day before heading into an inherently bitter arbitration hearing. Last season was evidence of Flash’s maturation, having a career year offensively (netting 23 goals on way to 51 points) and bearing witness to leaps and bounds in development (lining up at Left Wing and Center). With an expanded role on-ice, and free from the clotting in his legs that prevented him from dressing for 11 games in 2009, I fully expect Fleischmann to blossom this season. It’ll be hard not to when flanked by tire changer extraordinaire Brooks Laich, who is coming into his role as a rebound king, and Alex Semin- who will also be looking to excel in his contract year.
And while we opined it was in the Caps’ best interest to trade the forward, we sure are glad to have Flash back in the fold as we sure would hate to have to discontinue this shirt. Congrats on your contract, Tommy Boy – now for the love of God go work on taking draws.