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04-27-2004, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Burke's Evil Spirit
I didn't like Spezza when he demanded a trade from the Brampton Battalion 5 years ago, and I didn't like him last week when he blasted Jacques Martin after he was fired. I'd take Ovechkin, something's screwed up in Spezza's head.
What the hell are you talking about?

1) He hardly blasted Martin.
2) He never demanded a trade from Brampton. He played there for 1 year when he was 15 (local team) and had to enter the draft at 16 and was picked by the icedogs.

There is far too many times that Spezza takes a bad rap for BS, get off the kids back.

As far as the original question, I would not trade Ovechkin for Spezza straight-up because Ovechkin looks like the real deal. However, we've seen what Spezza can do (looks like he should be a good one) and Ovechkin is still up in the air (what he will do). For this reason I don't think that Muckler would deal Spezza for him, Spezza will help this team more right now, most likely.

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