Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
The Sens are almost $4M under, if they trade Spezza it's because they're going into a full-blown rebuild. The Kings don't have as much leverage as you think, they have what the Sens would want, prospect depth. Kings better hope they make the playoffs too, since their 1st would be going back and it is currently in the lottery (8th overall, but they do have games in hand on those above them). He's a 25-year old career PPG player. He's not a salary dump.
Keep in mind the Kings also have to extend Jack Johnson, Frolov, and in a couple years Doughty. I think it's a risky proposition to trade for Spezza while a nice player to have, would jumble up the current plan we have in place for the organization.
The more I read about Spezza, they more I want him going to LA. I just hate the players that are involved in the deal going to Ottawa. Jonathan Bernier is being mentioned, I would hope we hang on to him so we can see what he is made out of.