Now that the current captain of the Ottawa Senators is gone from the building, alone with his thoughts on whether he'll return to the Scotiabank Place stage, it's time to turn our attention to the next captain.

Jason Spezza is a great subject, if only because the mere mention of his name often causes loud debate, dividing Senators fans.

Barring a Stanley Cup victory, Spezza, who turns 29 in June, will probably live with the conflicting views of his game — alternately seen as an offensive genius who makes his linemates better or a defensive liability prone to bad turnovers — until it's his turn to make his own decision on retirement.