Senators Fans: Be Careful What You Wish For

June 10th, 2010 by Chris Bouthillier Leave a reply »
Jason Spezza has been one of the best playmakers since the lockout. He's been averaging a point per game throughout his career. His size and speed make him the focal point for the opposition when he's on the ice.

Fans in Ottawa tend to forget these facts and solely focus on the downside of Spezza's game. Often times he tries to be "too creative" with his no-look passes, and some of them have found their way back into the Senators zone. There was even a point in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he would touch the puck and was booed unrelentlessly by the home crowd.

Coach Cory Clouston admitted that he can see how the fans can make Spezza out to be the scapegoat, but also said he believes it's unfair. He also stated that Spezza's defensive game has improved drastically over the last year and that he's working on becoming the complete player the organization needs him to be.

Spezza has just concluded the second year of a seven-year/$49 million contract and is slated to be a Senator for the duration of the deal. That's a bold statement on its own when you consider that Spezza doesn't have a no-trade clause.

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