Dallas Stars: What impact will Jason Speeza make?

The 2014 NHL Free Agency has started off with a bang; one of the best players in the NHL from the Ottawa Senators, Jason Spezza, has been traded to the Dallas Stars for Alex Chiasson, two prospects and a 2nd round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Also included in the deal is LW/RW Ludwig Karlsson, who is being traded along with Spezza to the Stars. The three prospects GM Brian Murray traded for are RW Alex Chiasson, LW Alex Guptill and LW Nicholas Paul. 

As you can expect, as hasty as the situation with Spezza was, the Senators were never going to get fair value for their star. These three prospects will/can turn into above-average NHL players and who knows, the 2nd round pick in 2015 NHL Draft may uncover a hidden gem; however, a player of Jason Spezza’s caliber doesn’t come around so often and in the short term, Ottawa lost this deal no doubt. In the long term, things will look better but no team that trades away a star ever wins.

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