It has become abundantly clear that the Ottawa Senators will need to trade center Jason Spezza this offseason and he’s even gone as far as to give the team a list of places he doesn’t want to play. That list happens to include all of the teams located in Canada which sort of made rumors that the Flames made a trade offer for Spezza this weekend a bit awkward.
Calgary is now denying that the trade talks took place, as general manager Brad Treliving is shooting down the idea that the Flames offered a pair of players and a draft pick in exchange for Spezza.
Treliving told the Calgary Sun that the trade rumors we heard earlier in the week are simply not true which means that both the Flames and the Senators seem to be denying that trade talks took place.
“It’s categorically false. I haven’t made any such offers. That’s 100% fantasy island. I saw it early Sunday online and had to read it a couple times and had to remind myself ‘oh ya I’m the Flames GM. Interesting.’’
The Ottawa Sun reported that the Flames had offered Jiri Hudler, Mikael Backlund and a draft pick to the Senators for Spezza but no such deal ever came to fruition.
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The denial of the trade offer comes on the heels of reminders that Spezza has no interest in playing for any team located in Canada, and even if he reconsidered places like Toronto or Montreal, Calgary is likely to be at the bottom of most free agent and veteran wish lists this offseason.