Elliotte Friedman reporting that no contract talks have taken place with Jason Spezza

It’s 31 Thoughts time, and with that comes a little bit of Leafs news…
Jason Spezza does not view these final five weeks (plus potential playoffs) as the end of his career. He says there have been no contract talks with Toronto, but he wants to play again next season.
So that’s something. We know that Jason Spezza wants to be in the league next year, but nothing as of yet on whether that will be with the Leafs. That gives us a fair bit to explore.
First, there is the fact that Jason Spezza has shown very clearly he’s better than a league minimum player and I’m not sure the Leafs would be fortunate enough to get him at a completely bargain basement price again. The fact that they are saying that contract talks haven’t started yet probably points to Jason Spezza wanting more than $700k next year, and this year a chance to play on a contending team, in his hometown, and to show the league that he still has hockey left in him.
Secondly, there is hockey left in Jason Spezza…
Spezza’s offensive outputs …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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