NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 25, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won the game 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
In a nice reprieve from talking about how crappy Finnish truckstop cuisine can be, one month to the day that Jason Spezza expressed interest to Hockey Canada about participating in this year’s Spengler Cup, he was added to Canada’s Spengler Cup roster today along with John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, and Ryan Smyth.
Canada’s first game is scheduled for Boxing Day on Wednesday, December 26th, so given the dearth of Senators prospects participating in the WJCs, it’ll be nice to watch one of the Senators’ better players playing hockey in the near future; even if it necessitates watching Spezz center a line featuring Jacob Micflikier and Pascal Pelletier.