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Have the Sens spent themselves into a hole?
Sat, November 3, 2007

New contracts for Jason Spezza, Mike Fisher and Dany Heatley almost guarantee Wade Redden's future in Ottawa won't extend past July 1.

Have the Sens spent themselves into a hole?

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Million-dollar smiles

Spezza's contract could signal Redden's end



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Yes. The Senators have indeed spent themselves into a hole. Not only is this contract way too much, but there's a darn no trade clause. Yep, we are screwed. Say goodbye to guys like Vermette, Kelly, Redden, etc. From now until the end of this contract we are going to have to pretty much fill our roster with 1 million per season players. Ugh. If you look at other players who make around that (Iginla, J Thorton, Briere), Spezza is the worse of the bunch. The only guy IMO he is better than in that range is Gomez.
Ben, 2007-11-04 12:29:19

If a team is going to spend $7 million per on a player, it's far more logical to do so on a Jason Spezza than a McCabe!
George O'Leary, 2007-11-04 07:26:28

It's a super deal for Ottawa fans. Jason is an up and coming star with the Senators. He is by far the best playmaker in the Eastern conference, always a threat when he is on the ice. Alfredsson, Heatley and Spezza are the Ottawa Senators' version of the "Three Musketeers"

Jason is someone special both as a player and more so as a person, on the Ottawa Senators.

He was a coup to sign.

He is certainly worth more than that laggard Alexei Yashin!


Vince, 2007-11-04 01:21:26

$3 million....tops.
Maple Leafs Forever, 2007-11-03 22:51:01

Spezza is not a 'franchise' player. He's got talent for sure but 7 million / season is too much. Redden won't be around unless he agrees to a hefty pay cut ( he's making way too much anyways)
Thomas, 2007-11-03 22:21:44

Great offensive tricks . I would say that's worth 5 Million .Defensively however , not responsible enough yet to warrant 2 more mil .
Dan, 2007-11-03 19:53:43

It's hard to believe these athletes are worth millions.

The average guy goes to work at a factory or an office and is making about $35-40,000 a year. They'll never make anywhere near this in their entire lifetime.

It's all way out of whack and will be corrected in the world of the future IMHO.
Gordon S., 2007-11-03 17:35:41

I think he's worth it. I'm glad he signed for the same amount that Heatley did. He's another kid that is just going to get better.
Bill, 2007-11-03 17:01:06

Its a sign of the times. If Gomez can get 7 mill from the Rangers then any player in the league can get 7 mil.
ed, 2007-11-03 14:54:24

No I dont think Spezza is a 7 mill a year player. He is good but not worth that kind of money. His deal probably just sealed Reddens fate in Ottawa.
Jimmy, 2007-11-03 13:44:01

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