Report that there has been no contract talks with Spezza…yet

Here’s the thing about the current situation…
It’s created a lot of free time to negotiate re-signing players.
It’s created a lot of uncertainty about what should be done with free agents, especially some of the older ones.
That’s partially why it is both surprising and equally unsurprising that there haven’t been any discussions with Jason Spezza.

Jason Spezza tells @DavidAmber on-air that contract extension talks have not begun with Leafs. “I’d love to be back here again next year.”
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) April 1, 2020
Spezza has had a nice bounce back year with 25 points in 58 games, definite step up from 27 in 76 last year and his 26 in 78 the year before. He was also accomplishing this with around 2 minutes less ice time per game than he was getting in Dallas. He has proven value as a bottom six piece to be slotted in where needed and can still provide tertiary scoring. He’s veteran presence and the Leafs have benefited from his experience, and at league minimum, he was good fit. Assuming he’ll take league minimum again, I don’t see why …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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