It’s not exactly breaking news but to hear the General Manager say it certainly makes thing s a little more official- Jason Spezza has requested a trade.
We have been talking about this possibility since the final couple weeks of the season and today Murray made it official. As he enters the final year of his contract, Spezza has let the team know that he would be open to playing elsewhere
Bryan Murray says Jason Spezza feels a “change is something he’d like to have happen.” #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) June 11, 2014
This is a conversation he had with the team prior to the NHL Trade deadline. Murray went on to talk a little bit about the market for his Captain and indicated that a number of teams have called him already. Murray indicated that he has four or five teams interested and a couple of those have shown serious interest.
On the surface this may seem like a good sign and an indication that teams are lining up for Spezza’s services but to me it sort of hints that maybe the offers aren’t where they need to be. By suggesting that a few teams are serious in their pursuits, he is telling those other teams that have called that they better improve on their offers if they want to get something done.
Will have more on this in a little bit.