Jason Spezza Traded to the Dallas Stars

Jason Spezza Dallas Stars uniform

Less than a week after the Anaheim Ducks made a blockbuster trade to acquire Ryan Kesler, the Dallas Stars have made a major trade of their own to keep up with the club that eliminated them from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stars have acquired star forward Jason Spezza.

They will also receive forward Ludwig Karlsson while the Senators get Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill and Nicholas Paul, as well as a 2015 second-round draft pick.

Jason Spezza, a career point-per-game player, was a headline name to be moved, and the Dallas Stars did well to get him. They now have the one-two punch that is required nowadays to compete. The addition of Spezza provides the Stars with a potent offensive threat, complementing their already strong roster.

I don’t think that Ottawa got the appropriate value in return. Many people may not know this, but Dallas has one of the deepest prospect pools in the league. By trading the players they did, this will not impact the club in any major way. They have plenty of young players coming up through the ranks, ensuring their future remains bright.

Alex Chiasson started his NHL career with a bang, scoring nine goals in his first ten games. That’s the most promising stat for Sens GM Bryan Murray. However, his production obviously slowed down from there: ten goals in his next 76 games. Realistically, he will slot in as a third-liner for the Ottawa Senators.

However, Ottawa did open up some cap space by dumping Spezza’s seven-million-dollar cap hit. This financial flexibility could allow them to pursue other opportunities to strengthen their roster in the future.

In conclusion, while the Senators may not have received the best return for Spezza, the trade allows them to create more cap space. For the Stars, acquiring Spezza is a significant move that could bolster their chances in the upcoming season. The NHL offseason continues to provide exciting developments as teams position themselves for success.

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