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Sportsnet.ca Jan 18, 2021
Maple Leafs’ Jason Spezza clears waivers, Aaron Dell claimed by Devils

Maple Leafs’ Jason Spezza clears waivers, Aaron Dell claimed by Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza cleared waivers on Monday, while goalie Aaron Dell was claimed by the New Jersey Devils. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 18, 2021
Spezza clears, Dell does not

Spezza clears, Dell does not

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via As expected, the retirement threat kept all hands off Jason Spezza. Jason Spezza has cleared waivers while Aaron Dell was claimed by New Jersey. Jason Spezza (TOR) cleared waivers.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 18, 2021 NJ claims Dell— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 18, 2021 Spezza, whose agent assured the NHL he’d retire if claimed, isn’t necessarily going anywhere but the Leafs fourth line tonight. The exact forward lineup is not yet confirmed. He remains waivers exempt for nine NHL games played or...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 18, 2021
Monday’s FTB: All eyes are on the waiver wire

Monday’s FTB: All eyes are on the waiver wire

Photo by Claus Andersen/ We salute you (Aaron Dell) Sunday’s waiver wire sent Leafs fans and bloggers into a spiral of question marks as Jason Spezza and Aaron Dell were made available to the rest of the league. As unfortunate as Nick Robertson’s injury was considering how much work he put in since last May to get to a season debut with the Leafs, the salary cap repercussions of it, as far as the taxi - uh - stay ready squad, is another can of worms. There’s still something about this set of moves that doesn’t click. On the bright side, the quote from...
CBC News Jan 17, 2021
Maple Leafs place veteran forward Jason Spezza on waivers

Maple Leafs place veteran forward Jason Spezza on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs placed veteran forward Jason Spezza and goaltender Aaron Dell on waivers Sunday.
Tip of the Tower Jan 17, 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs: Jason Spezza giving himself a chance to clear waivers

Seeing the news that Jason Spezza was placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs likely came as a surprise but his response to the news shouldn’t be. Spezza’s agent told Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston that if the veteran centre was claimed off waiver, he would retire instead of reporting to a new team. You can’t […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Jason Spezza giving himself a chance to clear waivers - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Editor In Leaf Jan 17, 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs Place Aaron Dell and Jason Spezza on Waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have today placed Aaron Dell and Jason Spezza on waivers, likely in an attempt put both players on the taxi squad and gain roster flexibility. Concerned about losing their third goaltender for nothing, the Toronto Maple Leafs started the season with Aaron Dell on the main roster, but with their salary […] Toronto Maple Leafs Place Aaron Dell and Jason Spezza on Waivers - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Jan 17, 2021
The Maple Leafs take a risk by waiving Jason Spezza and Aaron Dell

The Maple Leafs take a risk by waiving Jason Spezza and Aaron Dell

Four goalies have been claimed off waivers in the last week and Edmonton, in town to face the Leafs on Wednesday, might have interest in Dell.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 17, 2021
Maple Leafs place Jason Spezza, Aaron Dell on waivers

Maple Leafs place Jason Spezza, Aaron Dell on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs placed forward Jason Spezza and goalie Aaron Dell on waivers on Sunday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 17, 2021
Aaron Dell and Jason Spezza on waivers

Aaron Dell and Jason Spezza on waivers

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via No, I’m not all that sure what’s going on either. Aaron Dell (TOR) and Jason Spezza (TOR) are among those on NHL waivers today.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 17, 2021 Not sure what to make of this, but that’s SOP for this season. Spezza has been reduced to essentially a FOGO (face off get off) player who also PKs and plays on the second power play unit. For details on the current understanding of the emergency recall rules that should have made all of this unnecessary, go here: As of now, my only guess on this...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 11, 2021
Monday’s FTB: Rasmus Sandin, Jason Spezza, Carlo Colaiacovo and other random Leafs

Monday’s FTB: Rasmus Sandin, Jason Spezza, Carlo Colaiacovo and other random Leafs

Photo by Phillip MacCallum/ All of these players share one thing in common: Me! The number 38 is a very special one today. Eight players have worn the number for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is one Maple Leaf turning 38 this year and one other who passed it long ago. Jason Spezza was born in 1983, so he’ll be turning 38 on June 21st, about six months from now, and sadly he’ll have to celebrate by having a five day stay in Winnipeg, after a long train ride over the Rockies from Vancouver to boot. Joe Thornton is way past 38 at the ripe old age of 41, but has...
Toronto Sun Jan 7, 2021

SNAPSHOTS: Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews could get penalty-kill role

If taking Auston Matthews in a fantasy pool that includes short-handed points, Sheldon Keefe has a nugget for you. Matthews, the Leafs’ leading scorer last season, will be tried on the penalty kill along with Jason Spezza. While coach Keefe still envisions Mitch Marner, Zach Hyman, Alexander Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev as his primary forwards in that department, rewarding Matthews with such a role is in keeping with the added responsibility of a stud centre. ...
Toronto Sun Jan 2, 2021

Traikos: Expect the unexpected as the NHL presents a season unlike we've ever seen before

It has a fantasy league feel to it, like something you might find in the alternative universe of a video game. Can you imagine if Zdeno Chara were to leave Boston and join forces with Alex Ovechkin in Washington? How about if Joe Thornton, Wayne Simmonds and Jason Spezza all returned home in hopes of ending Toronto’s championship drought? Or if Alex Pietrangelo signed with Vegas, Torey Krug went to St. Louis and Taylor Hall and Eric Staal took their talents to Buffalo? ...

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