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Sens GM says two ‘serious’ offers for Spezza

Jun 19, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

That’s Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray, talking today about the club’s efforts to get the best return for Jason Spezza, who, of course, has asked to be traded.

While Murray wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Spezza returning to the Sens next season, it doesn’t sound like the GM is going to hold out for anything too unreasonable.

“I don’t think, when you trade a player of Jason’s caliber, that you ever win,” said Murray. “I think we try to get the best return we can. If it’s not satisfactory, we can’t do it, and he has a year left on his contract.”

Murray also said that, despite Spezza being allowed to submit a list of 10 teams to which he can’t be traded, that he’s had two “serious” offers for the 31-year-old center.

The St. Louis Blues could be one of those two teams to make an offer. The Anaheim Ducks could be, too. But, obviously, Murray wasn’t providing specifics today.

  1. spezzdispenser - Jun 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I like the fact Murray’s not willing to do a bad deal, I just hope he’s careful that he doesn’t pull a Gillis trades him for nothing. Or worse, loses him next year to free agency for nothing.

  2. lilgurgi - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Hopefully the Flyers won’t be 1 of the 2 teams…Oh Wait, we got rid of Homer so no worries.

  3. soundsofsuccess7 - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    With Smith-Smelly, Etem, Rakell, Palmieri, I’ve got to believe the Ducks have made a bid.

    • areaman714 - Jun 20, 2014 at 2:19 AM

      It won’t be much of a bid. I think they want to do a few things this off season, Spezza’s 7 million cap hit precludes a boatload of talent going to the Sens.

  4. comeonnowguys - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    It would be nice to see Spezza go first to deflate the market for Kesler. (Assuming that Spezza would go to a team seriously in contention for Kesler.)

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