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Sens aren’t happy with Spezza offers just yet

Jun 26, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

The trade rumor mill is in full swing the night before the 2014 NHL Draft, yet it’s anyone’s guess if any big deals will happen – particularly for significant centers like Jason Spezza – as sides differ on price points.

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray admits that he wants more than what suitors are offering for his team’s current captain.

Plenty of teams seem interested, especially if the Senators ease their asking price down a bit. The St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are among the many teams connected to the Spezza chase (along with the Ryan Kesler sweepstakes), though it’s anyone’s guess if those GMs can get a deal done.

The Blackhawks are considered the team that’s most aggressively pursuing a move at this moment, yet these situations can change quickly.

TSN presents an interesting scenario: the Toronto Maple Leafs have inquired about adding the 31-year-old, even if it would only be with the intention of flipping him in a different deal.

Will we see a compromise? We’ll find out soon enough (unless these sagas extend beyond the draft and through the summer, of course).

  1. cjnbsc - Jun 26, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    TSN links every single player to the Leafs no matter how improbable. It’s how they get ratings. It’s not the Toronto Sports Network for nothing.

    • letsgolightning - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      “Lebron James to Leafs? Story developing…”

  2. crazemastercraze - Jun 26, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Kesler over Spezza any day

    • bluesrawesome - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      Spezza is better on the o while kesler plays better d.

      • bruins18 - Jun 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM

        Kesler does like the d better

    • pj608 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      giving the recent circumstances, I would have to agree. 5 years ago would be a different story.

  3. President Charles Logan - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Can you imagine being stuck in Ottawa your whole career? no wonder he wants out and into the USA

  4. pj608 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Of course he wants out. Especially after Alfy left…. In my opinion no one should give up too much for him anyways. Big Salary cap, recent injury issues and his age are all things to look out for. Many other players to target. Also, an injury like the one he suffered will never allow him to be the same spezza that everyone thinks of. He will be way more cautious and just physically not be able to do what he used to. Still a great guy to have on your team but all things you have to take in consideration.

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