Could Jason Spezza Be Traded? Florida and Columbus Are Top Candidates

June 3rd, 2010 by Matthew Rutledge-Taylor Leave a reply »
Rumours began to swirl this week that Ottawa Senators’ centre Jason Spezza wants out of the nation’s capital. 

This after Senators’ general manager Bryan Murray gave an interview with Rogers Sportsnet on June 3rd in which he referred to a conversation he and Spezza had had at the end of the season.

Apparently, Spezza told Murray that he was unhappy about fans giving him a hard time. 

Spezza who is a talented offensive forward has the ability to draw fans out of their seats as he executes a nearly impossible manoeuvre to deke a defenseman and pick the corner of the net and score a beautiful goal. Unfortunately, he also has a tendency to make blind back passes and is not known for his defensive prowess.

During the regular season, Spezza is often forgiven for his defensive lapses because of his ability to help win games by scoring and setting up game winning goals.  However, in the Stanley Cup playoffs, when fancy dipsy—doodle plays are rarely effective, and a player’s value is measured as much by his ability to prevent a goal as to score one himself, Spezza doesn’t measure up well to fello ...

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