Jason Spezza shouldn't be concerned. The rumour mill shifted into high gear Monday when two reports surfaced the Senators were “quietly” shopping captain Spezza and could move him before Wednesday’s deadline. GM Bryan Murray wasn’t amused because in today’s day and age the talk quickly went viral on twitter. He wouldn’t issue a categorical denial because you never-say-never but it’s not happening. Ideally, the Senators would like to put some talent around Spezza rather than take him out of the mix. Murray didn’t like to even have to address the matter but felt he had to say something. “The thing that really bothers me, I’ve got all kinds of calls on that now, and texts on that now, is some guy that I don’t know has put it out on twitter that we’re shopping Jason Spezza. Every media guy grabs that and goes with that,” said Murray before the club left Vancouver. “I had one guy ask if I want to comment to quiet the rumours and I said, ‘No.’ I’m not going to ... The more I say about it the more it’s “going to be played over and over in the next couple of days. I’ll just say: We have not talked, at this point in time, about Jason Spezza.” Spezza is the club’s second leading scoring with 15-31-46 points in 56 games this season. Dealing Spezza, 30, at this juncture makes no sense. The Senators handed him the leadership role in the off-season to replace captain Daniel Alfredsson and need the No. 1 centre.
Ottawa Sens GM Bryan Murray upset with Jason Spezza trade rumours
Ottawa Sun | Mar 4