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Jason Spezza - UPDATE (19/01/10: Back Saturday?

View Poll Results: With Spezza out, what do we do?
Panic 21 23.33%
Sign a free agent 5 5.56%
Trade for another top 6 forward 15 16.67%
Hang in there and hope our current centers to step up for him 49 54.44%
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01-11-2010, 03:30 PM
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On another note, does anyone know Alfie's status?

It would be awesome if he came back in the same game as Spezza.

I miss 1st line players.
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p...6#post23134716

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01-11-2010, 03:31 PM
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People forget he got 71 points, 30 goals in an "off" year. Can't wait to get him back, I think he will tear it up once he's back.

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People forget he got 71 points, 30 goals in an "off" year. Can't wait to get him back, I think he will tear it up once he's back.
Nice to see someone else agrees with me. Spezza will be totally refreshed and excited to be back. He knows alot of people have questioned him and he knows that he's gonna have to step up.

He's gonna be huge for us.

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01-11-2010, 04:11 PM
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Nice to see someone else agrees with me. Spezza will be totally refreshed and excited to be back. He knows alot of people have questioned him and he knows that he's gonna have to step up.

He's gonna be huge for us.
I mean he's an 88 overall in NHL 10 so..

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I mean he's an 88 overall in NHL 10 so..
Funny you say that, in the second year of my Sens BAGM I've added Umberger to the top line and rotate Alfie/Kovalev alongside Spezza, and Spezza is the lowest scoring of the three of them. I don't know what I gotta do to get him going haha.

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01-11-2010, 05:18 PM
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hopefully Spezza's back is 100% and hopefully Alfie comes back swinging with his rest time aswell

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Spezza needs to make sure he's 110% before coming back.
But it seems that's what I always say when it comes to Spez and Alfie...

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01-17-2010, 01:49 PM
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Spezza skated this morning with the team.

Last night Bob Cole said Jason told him another 2 weeks.

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01-17-2010, 02:00 PM
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Funny you say that, in the second year of my Sens BAGM I've added Umberger to the top line and rotate Alfie/Kovalev alongside Spezza, and Spezza is the lowest scoring of the three of them. I don't know what I gotta do to get him going haha.
NHL10 is weird like that. Malkin, Crosby and Ovechkin in any mode I play in are never in top 5 for scoring. That is unless I have them on my team and I run up scores. If I don't take control and just sim through the season, they also suck and some 2nd line player leads the league in scoring.

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Clouston: "Today was a good day for Spezza"

Give him a week and he'll be back

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Funny you say that, in the second year of my Sens BAGM I've added Umberger to the top line and rotate Alfie/Kovalev alongside Spezza, and Spezza is the lowest scoring of the three of them. I don't know what I gotta do to get him going haha.
Spezza needs at least two 90's on his wings to produce...

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01-17-2010, 03:23 PM
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Spezza needs at least two 90's on his wings to produce...
I traded fisher for vermette.

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Wow, so potentially Spezza back in a week and Michalek a matter of days? Sounds good to me.

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01-17-2010, 03:45 PM
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NHL10 is weird like that. Malkin, Crosby and Ovechkin in any mode I play in are never in top 5 for scoring. That is unless I have them on my team and I run up scores. If I don't take control and just sim through the season, they also suck and some 2nd line player leads the league in scoring.
Sorta like Henrik Sedin this year? .

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^ lol seriously though...we all know what he means, the most random players lead the league in NHL10, they should fix that.

but back on topic, he had an awful year before getting injured, im hoping hes gotten the physical as well as mental rest to get his game back to where it needs to be. the injury was potentially a good thing because it gives him another fresh start to the season, and he needed that the way things were going earlier for him.

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Sorta like Henrik Sedin this year? .
I guess but they are even worse: like Frolov, Stajan, Ponakorovsky (sp)

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01-19-2010, 09:36 PM
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Back in a week. Let's hope he doesnt ruin Ottawa current game

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Back in a week. Let's hope he doesnt ruin Ottawa current game
That's what I was thinking. What if they're comeback impacts Ottawa for the worst.

Unlikely though I think..

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When Spezza comes back you put him and Michalek on a line with someone else, like Cheechoo, which has worked in the past. You don't have to break up the other 2 offensive lines, and then you got Ruutu-Kelly-Neil as a fourth line. Probably the best 4th line int he NHL.

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Spezza needs at least two 90's on his wings to produce...
just stop

Nothing can stop Spezza - except his back

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The powerplay misses him. Put him with Michalek and someone else.

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01-20-2010, 09:41 AM
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The powerplay misses him. Put him with Michalek and someone else.
I think those two with a Smith could be good...a little more grit on the line

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We're talking about this on Chirp and we've been talking about it on GMHockey.com for a while.

Who sits when this team gets healthy? There seems to be a lot of chemistry this last little while.

It's a lot harder than it looks to balance the lineup.

Michalek - Spezza - Kovalev

Foligno - Fisher - Alfredsson

Shannon - Regin - Neil

Ruutu - Kelly - Winchester

Extras:
Donovan
Cheechoo

Volchenkov - Phillips
Kuba - Karlsson
Campoli - Carkner

Extras:
Picard

Leclaire
Elliott

So we send down Z.Smith, M.Brodeur (there's nothing we can do with either guy).

I don't see where Cheechoo will fit on this team when Winchester comes back, I really don't.

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01-20-2010, 03:17 PM
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That's what I was thinking. What if they're comeback impacts Ottawa for the worst.

Unlikely though I think..
I say (and many others have aswell) throw Michalek-Spezza-Cheechoo on a line. That way we really don't screw with the chemistry the other lines have developed and at the very least Michalek and Spezza will be putting up points. Hell they might just get Cheechoo a on a roll (he is known for his slow starts, strong finishes).

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