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Should Glen Sather Acquire Jason Spezza? Poll

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Jason Spezza trade talk heating up. OTT in conversation with 4 teams, three in the West and one in the East.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 25, 2014

Would Jason Spezza be a good acquisition for the NY Rangers?

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Jason Spezza would fill a large hole left by the buyout of Brad Richards


Per Bob McKenzie at TSN one of the teams in talks with the Ottawa Senators are in the Eastern Conference. Glen Sather could be trying to replace Brad Richards with Jason SpezzaIt’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility, old Glen Sather trying to swindle a player via trade. It wouldn’t be the first time, the first time it isn’t the Montreal Canadiens getting Swindled.                             

Jason Spezza is a big right-handed center. He’s listed on NHL.com at six-foot three inches and 220 pounds. That fills a few needs for the New York Rangers. He, a right-handed shot and a top six center. This may have been Glen Sather‘s plan all along but it might change how he would go about his other Free Agents. Jason Spezza carries a seven million cap charge through next season per Capgeek.com. Currently Derick Stepan is the only pivot on the roster after the buyout of Brad Richards.

Jason Spezza has had injury problems in the past but he played seventy-five games last year and scored sixty-six points.

This may not even be in the New York Rangers plans but the player fits, maybe not the salary. Glen Sather will eventually add a player with some size down the middle but it’s a shame how much turnover there will be. Seems like every year there’s a new bottom six, the top six has been a revolving door as well. Any Jason Spezza trade could mean the end of Brian Boyle However, Dominic Moore is the better player on the fourth line and penalty kill. From the teams financial stand point. Jason Spezza is a larger need than a disgruntled fourth line player. Brian Boyle was a part of the New York Rangers run to the finals, he’s a good player. However, if he wants to play anywhere other than the fourth line he’s in the wrong city.

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  • Nick Cowie

    Dumb idea, too soft, we already got soft guys.

  • BT Farley

    Who’s our Centerman next season then? Assuming Derek Brassard gets signed. He’s a perfect 40 point Center but he’s not getting the Rangers deep into the playoffs as the 1st or 2nd pivot. Besides, the Rangers need at least one big Centerman. Brian Boyle is all but gone. It’s not too crazy to happen. JT Miller will at best play on the 4th line if he’s ready for the show full time. He isn’t soft but was Brad Richard a gritty player? We got to the finals with him as the 2nd Center. A big righty would change the entire complexion of the top 6. Jason Spezza puts up 60-70 points a year and in AV’s system, he could have a nice season as a Ranger. His deal expires at the end of the next season so we’d only have him for a year if Sather wants. With Buffalo Buying out Erhoff, I’d trade Staal for draft picks and sign Erhoff and resign Stralman. Then at least if Miller and Fast or Lindberg play on the 4th line, it’s not such a detriment. Kreider should improve with another year. The defense would be full and the team would be more balance on both the right and left side. Last years team was thin on right handed shots and then they traded Callahan and added St Louis, a lefty. Now Dorsett is gone. Only Stepan is a righty forward on the roster. They have to clear some cap space. Currently they have 11 players signed. That leaves 2 mil per open roster spot. Some Entry Level contracts are going to be a part of the roster next season. Kristo is a righty RW. Maybe he takes Pouliot’s spot on the third line if he goes for more money elsewhere.