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SportsDay Sep 18, 2018
With preseason debut Tuesday, Jason Spezza begins hopeful rebound for Stars

With preseason debut Tuesday, Jason Spezza begins hopeful rebound for Stars

DALLAS -- With 4:30 left in the first period of the Stars' preseason 5-3 win over the Blues on Tuesday night, Dallas' first power-play unit took the ice. It included Jason Spezza.It's where Spezza has spent most of his career as a skilled forward, but not where he spent his career-worst season last year. Under Ken Hitchcock, Spezza mostly toiled on the second power-play unit as Devin Shore and Brett Ritchie garnered time with the top unit.Under first-year Stars coach Jim Montgomery, no longer.Montgomery installed Spezza as the fifth member of the top unit, beginning with Tuesday's preseason...
SportsDay Sep 18, 2018
What to expect from Stars' preseason opener Tuesday night against St. Louis

What to expect from Stars' preseason opener Tuesday night against St. Louis

DALLAS -- Most of the Stars' regulars will take the ice for the preseason opener Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. against St. Louis, including the possible top two lines and a tantalizing top defensive pairing.First-year Stars coach Jim Montgomery will roll out a top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov and a second line of Mattias Janmark, Jason Spezza and Valeri Nichushkin, the team's potential top-six forwards this season. On defense, John Klingberg will play alongside Miro Heiskanen in Heiskanen's first game at the American Airlines Center.Montgomery said Heiskanen would play...
Defending Big D Sep 18, 2018
After a Nightmare Season, Jason Spezza Expects His Team to Rebound under Jim Montgomery

After a Nightmare Season, Jason Spezza Expects His Team to Rebound under Jim Montgomery

In the final year of his four-year deal, Jason Spezza expects to bounce back into form under Jim Montgomery On the cusp of their first preseason game of the 2018-19 season, The Dallas Stars are oozing positive vibes. A new coach, a new rookie phenom, and a new Tyler Seguin contract all undergird a firestorm of anticipation for this year, which will almost certainly not end up being disappointing like last year...or the year before that. No, really—this one might be different, we think!* *desperately hope Autumn may be just around the corner, but September always feels like spring for...
Defending Big D Sep 16, 2018
Stars Close Training Camp With Intra-Squad Scrimmage

Stars Close Training Camp With Intra-Squad Scrimmage

Team Green vs Team White helped to shake off some rust in advance of the first preseason game of the season on Tuesday. Jason Spezza said yesterday that the scrimmage today was going to be “sloppy”. There were definitely moments where that was the case, such as passes shot just out of reach of a linemate or a player tripping right into a teammate, sending both of them to the ice. But there was more than that. There was pace. The Stars on both sides of the ice flew as they pressured offensively and then got back to play defense. There was also aggression. Not in the “I’m fighting a...
Sportsnet.ca Sep 13, 2018
Karlsson trade continues tradition of Senators losing stars

Karlsson trade continues tradition of Senators losing stars

Sportsnet’s Jesse Fuchs takes a look back at the trades the Ottawa Senators made involving Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Ottawa Sun Sep 13, 2018

A history of the Ottawa Senators big trades

When the much-anticipated trade of Erik Karlsson happened, it brought to mind the hit-and-miss nature of deals involving a series of former Senators stars. From Alexei Yashin to Marian Hossa to Dany Heatley to Bobby Ryan to Jason Spezza, a series of Senators general managers have made a number of major moves over the years. […]
Defending Big D Sep 13, 2018
Thursday Links: Spezza Intends To Be That Guy Again

Thursday Links: Spezza Intends To Be That Guy Again

“I’m here to produce – that’s what I expect of myself.” Plus, Erik Karlsson rumors reach full boil, a domestic-violence suspension rocks the NHL, and much more. Jason Spezza has been a franchise center his entire career, and he’s ready to get back to it. With a new head coach and a new system, he’s heading into the last year of his Dallas Stars contract determined and confident about a return to form. Fans have long suspected that Ken Hitchcock’s dump-and-chase hockey was especially limiting to Spezza’s style and abilities, and he doesn’t exactly deny it in a new...
The Hockey Writers Aug 31, 2018

Valeri Nichushkin Is Just What Jason Spezza Needs

Once a staple of consistency, expect Jason Spezza to prove this season that 2017-18 was an outlier.  With a new linemate in Valeri Nichushkin, he’s entering his fifth season with the Dallas Stars. Spezza finished last season with just 26 points (8 goals, 18 assists) in 78 games and there was little reason for optimism […] The post Valeri Nichushkin Is Just What Jason Spezza Needs appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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