The NHL offseason is well underway but one name we’re all paying attention to isn’t one who will be had on the open market, rather a veteran who is looking to go the route of Sam Gagner or Ryan Kesler and be traded from his current team to a possible contender.
The plight of Jason Spezza continues now that the draft is past us and he wasn’t traded to anyone like we thought might happen. However, while there are reports that the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues have interest in acquiring Spezza, the team that nearly traded for him during the draft might not be out of the running just yet.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the Nashville Predators may still be in on acquiring Jason Spezza which mean it’s still a situation to monitor.
Perhaps Nashville isn’t completely out of Spezza sweepstakes, either.
“Nashville was on Jason’s list that we put together a while ago and without the benefit of a crystal ball, I can’t say (if that will change),” Rick Curran, Spezza’s agent, told The Hockey News. “Call me in three or four days and we might have a better answer.”
The bottom line on Spezza seems to be that the market is starting to heat up for him and the interest level is on the rise. That doesn’t meant anyone is going to bet the farm and sell their souls to Ottawa to get him, but for a team and a player who want a trade to happen, having option is the best possible thing that could happen.