Jason Spezza is one of the biggest names in the NHL, and he wants out of Ottawa. Due to a NMC Spezza has been asked to submit a list of tens teams he will not be traded to. The strange thing is Spezza’s list has twelve teams on it.
The list is rumored to have six Canadian teams on it as well as the New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Florida Panthers. That equals ten, but there is some speculation that the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils may be on the list as well. Now, we are twelve teams, and unless Sesame Street has failed me that’s not right.
There is a separate report by TSN 1200 in Ottawa that says Spezza has left both the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto maple Leafs off his list. By all accounts the Senators would be very unlikely to ship Jason Spezza to an Eastern Conference rival.
At 31-years-old it is very unlikely that Spezza would be willing to be part of a multi-year rebuild. As we cover early this week the Anaheim Ducks could be a front-runner for his services. Also reported to be in the running are the St. Louis Blues, and possibly the Dallas Stars.
It would be nice if everyone remembered how to count, and there were some straight forward answers out there, but it’s the NHL and that is not how things work.