Giggles and his Musketeers: Who Will Be on Jason Spezza’s Line?

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For exactly 5 whole years now, Jason Spezza has been the top pivot in the fulcrum of the Ottawa Senators’ offense. He’s the man on the moon, the guy to lead us to the promised land, the dude to win the hardware. But I’ve always believed that a true centre piece of a franchise must have people around him to win Lord Stanley.

Look at Wayne Gretzky. He was able to win the Cup 4 times in his career, all with Edmonton because he played such likes as Glenn Anderson, Jarri Kurri, Kevin Lowe, and Craig MacTavish. He was built from those players. When he moved onto Los Angeles, St. Louis, and even New York, he never won the Cup because he didn’t have the right supporting cast.

Click “Continue Reading” to read my thoughts on who might be on Jason spezza’s wing come October 8th.

Giggles has been played with Daniel Alfredsson on the wing for most of his career. When Jason was walking the plank, El Capitano saved him. It’s why I think in order to develop Spez, we need to take Alfie off his line. Support him with fast, young, skilled players and let Jason construct his own plays. I can see Spezza becoming a captain on this team, but he needs to learn on himself.

Even though this may sound weird, I think possibly the birth of his newborn baby could make him into a much better hockey player. You see, and take this from me, a father of two, when you become a dad, you finally see a responsibility and a meaning of your life. If Jason can trasnalte that on the ice, he can improve from his strides last season and take them the next step.

Peter Regin was a different man with Giggles on his line. Keep him there and see what comes between them. You also have to remember what a wrekcing force Milan Michalek and Spezza were at the start of the season. Milky’s the last piece remaining from the disaster known as the Dany Heatley deal, therefore you have to utilize his potential as possibly. Although, I worry of that wonky knee of his.

Great Dane has skill and cannon of a shot. Milky has speed and pugnacity (stealing a page out of Brian Burke’s book). If Jason can open space for the two, I see the three musketeers becoming one of the fastest and most skillful lines in the league. And hey, at what cost will it come? Daniel Alfredsson will drop to the second line with Mike Fisher and Alex Kovalev, all who were together last season at some point. Having someone’s leadership such as Alfie gives that line something to be desired of.

I’m going to make a prediction here that I may regret as fast as the middle of the upcoming season. Jason Spezza finally breaks the 100-point mark.

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Topics: Alex Kovalev, Brian Burke, Captain, Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek, Ottawa Senators Off-Season 2011, Peter Regin, Stanley Cup, Tim Murray, Wayne Gretzky

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  • GelatinousMutantCoconut

    But Spezza and Michalek had no Chemistry! None whatsoever!
    Keep Regin and Alfredsson on Spezza’s wings.
    Michalek and Fisher complement each other’s games. They can be the new bang brothers!

  • http://www.senshot.com Bobby Zijiac

    GMC,

    Michalek and Spezza had no chemistry? The two played the first half of the season together, where Milan got 18 of his 22 goals. The hat-trick against Tampa Bay, 2 of the 3 goals were Spezza’ first pass.

    I think it would be better suited if Alfredsson played with Kovalev and striaghtened him out, while the two would open room for Mike Fisher down the middle.

  • http://Canucnik Canucnik

    Boys! I don’t think Michalek is gifted enough to play with Jason, too many dirty goals, we want to see pretty goals if you catch my drift. Him and Fish, 3rd line with Neil, just like old times! Petr is our 2nd center in waiting, to play with Foligno and Kovy. Jason gets Alfie and a prettyboy…Wick, Bobby, Locke…until Bryan figures out…”Hey I’m a 1st line Left Winger away from the Stanley Cup!”

    • http://senshot.com Bobby Zijiac

      Regin has chemistry with Spezza on the first line, for me don’t take that away. I just feel a Michalek-Spezza-Regin line may be something to watch out for.

  • Nathan

    Why is Spezza’s nick name giggles??

    • http://senshot.com Bobby Zijiac

      Lol obviously you must have heard his laugh if you’re a Sens fan. He’s also sometimes called the “Spez Dispenser” but that sounds too dull for me.

      Bobby

      • Nathan

        Not a very flattering nick name

  • Sam

    hey boys – if your bored like me and need a hockey fix…watch the sens’ jan 14th game vs the rangers…just an amazing game to watch to get pumped!

    paz, giggles, alfie, 9mm, kuba and winnie all out with injury so a lot of young guys working hard for the win!

  • http://www.senshot.com Bobby Zijiac

    It’s the best nickname for a guy like Spez. May be on of the best on the team, IMO.

    And Sam, the game I like to watch every week or so is the February 20th match against the future Cup Champs Blackhawks. Pwned them 4-1!

    Bobby