rooneypoo wrote:N4L wrote:In all honesty, I dont think Spezza pulls the same BS Heatley has. The situations are similar in a sense but different enough that I dont think people have to worry about that one particular scenario.
Spezza hasnt killed anyone (that we know of), he's been drafted and brought through the organization, and fact of the matter is he's probably more important to the team then Heatley could be.
Now, a lot of the other arguements about him never having won anything, perhaps already have peaked in terms of production and overall play, a head case, and so on are all legit.
So its Macintoshs and Granny Smiths -- different kinds of apples, but not apples and oranges as was suggested earlier.
In terms of Spezza pulling a Heatley, I think the odds are currently about 60/40 in favour of him doing it. And I say that based on who his friends are, the nature of his deal and his NTC in particular, where his head is at (in terms of his self-worth, his ego, his sensitivity to criticism), and his generally privileged existence/treatment to date as a hockey player.
I agree with that too but Spezza does actually have pretty good representation from a managment stand point and I dont think he or his agents would allow himself to committ career suicide. Two of his freinds may not ever play another game in The NHL and even the dumbest person on earth probably wouldnt take two unemployeed, recovering coke head's advice. Them saying you should ask for a trade and move on vs demanding one is totally different.
I agree with your stance on Spezza the hockey player but in temrs of him pulling that particular stunt, I think there's a very slim chance of that happening.