Jason Spezza Suffers Long-Term Injury: Ottawa Senators’ Bad Luck Continues

December 27th, 2010 by Gerald Norton Leave a reply »
With Spezza out long term, the question is, now what?

Well, it can be reasonably assumed Mike Fisher will see a bump in his ice time, from his current 18:24 to something closer to Spezza’s 19:10.  Not exactly a huge jump, but he’ll be expected to lead this team offensively in all situations, and not just be a secondary scoring guy with solid two-way skills.

This will be a huge challenge for Fish, and he’ll be leaning on his wingers for support.  Expect to see him keep centering Alfie and Michalek, with the latter also likely to see a bump in his ice time.

Both Alfie and Mich have struggled offensively this season, and now is the time for them to step up and take over games at both ends of the ice, not just defensively.  All three of these players have the talent to be impact players, and combined they can at least compete with most other top lines in the NHL, at least in the short term.

Nobody is expecting the Sens modified top line to be Cup contenders, but it is only fair to expect them to be at their best, which is pretty darn good.

They’ve yet to be at their best this ...

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