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Does Any Team Want Spezza?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“Who knows? Maybe there’s a team out there that wants to make a splash and they’d be willing to trade some of their young guys, but then you’re going to have to wait for those guys to develop. I think you can still win with the guy, but you just have to make sure you have the right players around him.”

POSSIBLE SUITORS

TAMPA BAY: The Bolts first need a GM. The next man in the door will have to decide what to do with C Vinny Lecavalier. The Senators wouldn’t want his $7.27-million annual cap hit, potentially all the way through 2019-20.

COLUMBUS: The Jackets have been looking for a No. 1 centre since they came into the league. Neither former Senator Antoine Vermette nor Derick Brassard has been able to grab the job. Brassard would be offered up, along with the fourth overall pick in the draft.

EDMONTON: The Oilers would love to get Spezza. They’d offer D Sheldon Souray, possibly Andrew Cogliano and underachieving C Shawn Horcoff. That’s just not the answer for the Senators. Won’t make them better.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

Spezza’s contract is slightly inflated, but only slightly. He’s still a hell of a player, and the Sens shouldn’t trade him.

He had a slow start last season, didn’t really have a chance to click with his linemates, missed 22 games, and still managed to be the top scorer during the franchise record winning streak.

He’s just gotta stay healthy.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/23/10 at 06:00 PM ET

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You don’t find players of his calibre very often.  It would be very foolish to trade him.

Posted by 13 user names on 05/25/10 at 02:06 AM ET

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