Enjoying arguably the best season of his NHL career, and slated to become a free agent at the end of the season, it seemed only a matter of time before the Canadiens traded Dale Weise. The only question was what Marc Bergevin would be able to get in return, and now we know what that is.
Canadiens acquire Phillip Danault + 2nd round pick in 2018 from the CHI, in return for D.Weise and T.Fleischmann. https://t.co/dHZ5RmVkP2— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 27, 2016
Considering that Weise was likely to ask for a sizeable raise after his inflated production, this trade makes sense as the Canadiens likely wouldn't have wanted to pay him what he'd ask for. Fleischmann was essentially free to acquire, so that they were able to turn him into assets is definitely a good thing.
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