It seems like the Washington Capitals are doing everything they can to get rid of Tomas Fleischmann, at least if all the rumors out there are accurate. Sure, they were able to avoid arbitration and give him a one-year contract, but the hope seems to be that Fleischmann can be used as a trade chip to acquire a defensemen.
Now, reports out of Edmonton indicate the Capitals have added two more teams into the Fleischmann trade discussions. Peter Adler of the Edmonton Journal is reporting the Capitals have talked trade with the Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks.
The Washington Capitals are in talks with two teams, the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks, about moving forward Tomas Fleischmann, 26, who is coming off a career year, an NHL source says.
If Edmonton were the place, Sheldon Souray would be heading to Washington. If it's Vancouver, Kevin Bieksa would move from the Canucks to Washington.
Japers Rink's quick take on possibly acquiring Bieksa or Souray:
"Maybe" and "hell no," respectively.