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
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 Spezza. It’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.