The real mind-screw is that Spacek played like a solid 2nd pairing defender last year. You'd never know it to look at him play but buddy is awfully efficient at keeping the puck out his own net. The people who want him benched are being fooled by their eyes.
That is because Spacek plays one of the greasiest games in the NHL out of anyone. He is sloppy, unorthodox, relies on second efforts and recovery.