Jason Spezza Comments On What Leafs Need To Successful.

Published August 13, 2020 at 4:42 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to make some offseason changes after another disappointing end to a season. While it might not be huge changes based on Brendan Shanahan's comments yesterday, we'll hopefully at least see some impactful tweaks. One player who hopes to be back next year is veteran forward Jason Spezza. After a rough start to the year under head coach Mike Babcock, Spezza was given a fair shot under new head coach Sheldon Keefe. "It's special to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a Toronto boy, it's something I dreamed of. You wanted to be a part of something special. I didn't take for granted any day with a jersey on and it's really disappointing to be done this early."
"I know that I'm not the player I once was, but I do feel like I can help quite a bit, and the fire still burns and I really hope to be back here next year."
Spezza loved seeing the group mature and he feels it's just one solid adjustment the team needs for a playoff run. "Seeing a guy like Auston really mature through the year, taking ownership of the locker room with his own play, I think he really went to another level."
"I've played on high-end offensive teams and the ones that had long playoff runs could lock it down when you had a lead. So that's something that this group will have to get comfortable with moving forward."
What do you think of Spezza's comments and do you hope to see him back next year?

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