Welcome to The Leafs Nation’s year-(so far)-in-review series in which we talk about something we learned about each player on the team this year. Today, we have whether or not to bring back Jason Spezza for another victory lap.
Jason Spezza wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform is something fans gushed out during the 2000s.
When the day finally came for Spezza to down the blue and white of his hometown club in 2019, it ended up being fairly anticlimactic. Spezza played 10:36 in his Leafs debut, a random, forgettable road game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
A couple of days before, Spezza had watched the Leafs’ home opener from the press box. Despite having plenty of friends and family in the stands to witness his debut, Mike Babcock opted to keep the veteran out of the lineup. Spezza, unsurprisingly, wasn’t a fan of the decision.
“It’s more disappointing that it’s the opener,” Spezza said. “You want to be part of these games and it gives you things to get excited about. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed but I& …
Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation