Jason Spezza: Under-Loved and Under-Valued in 2010

Dobber Sports

2010-09-29

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Jason Spezza – What’s in Store?

With icons plucked from the famously doomed Roman Empire, a franchise like the Ottawa Senators has to be prepared to weather some downturns in fortune.  Indeed, since advancing to the Stanley Cup final in 2007, and then kicking off the next campaign with 12 wins in 13 games (before collapsing in epic fashion), there hasn't been much to celebrate in Canada's capital.

 

But Sens' fans can take heart, all was not lost after Roman civilization dissolved into the dark ages, and all is not lost in Ottawa.

 

In particular, one has to wonder if this is going to be a year of laurels for Jason Spezza.

 

The Spezza Story


Considering that he endured the pains of childhood modeling, even the most jaded of Sens' fan has to concede that Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza could have turned out worse than he did.

 

Drafted second overall in 2001 by the Senators, Spezza broke into the NHL to stay by 2003.  Scoring-wise, the 27-year-old enjoyed his best years (so far) between 2005 and 2008.  But, injuries aside, it's safe to say that the last two seasons have left fans and poolies mostly unsatisfied.

 

Here are Spezza's scoring numbers since the lockout.

 

 

GP

Goals

Points /(points per game)

Points in First 15 Games/(points per game in first 15)

2005-06

68

19

90/(1.32)

27/(1.80)

2006-07

67

34

87/(1.30)