I guess everyone is expecting that Spezza will just step right into the lineup & produce immediately. It could take him a while to get up to speed, skill, shape & timing. Anderson has been off for a shorter time & as he showed with his hand injury last yr he should be fine. Those two additions should help as will if Murray can add a little toughness at the trade deadline (Parros).
I think Anderson's situation is more worrying than Spezza's. Anderson was in a groove before going down and will have a month absence. That usually effects goalies more than skaters.
Agreed. Spezza will definitely be in rough form following back surgery. Don't expect too big of a boost if he's coming back really late in the season .
Last time Spezza came back from injury he went on one of the biggest tears in his career and played above ppg with Butler and Greening as his wingers. It's not crazy to think that he could go on a tear again.
Lol, Spezza is a star forward, rust or not, his ability to make plays standings still will give Silfverberg and the likes better scoring chances. Have people not seen our difficulty to muster anything?
Having Spezza in the lineup with improve this teams offense by 1 goal i'm willing to guarantee even if he doesn't produce any points at all because it draws the main defense to him leaving Turris and secondary more freedom to create plays against lesser comp.