Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hejda sees what we've all seen

A few media outlets are talking about the comments Jan Hejda of the Columbus Blue Jackets directed towards the Ottawa Senators, and particularly Jason Spezza. Here's the quote, from the Ottawa Sun:
"They didn't play like that on TV. Not the (film) we watched," Hejda, who partners with Mike Commmodore on the Blue Jackets "shutdown" pairing, told the Columbus Dispatch following the game. "Especially (Spezza). He dumped the puck in three or four times. He seemed like he didn't really want to play, like their season was maybe done.

"They're a one-line team. I didn't hear too much about any of the other guys on their team. We felt like if we could stop that one line, we could stop the whole team, and it worked."
It's good to see that I'm not the only one concerned with a waffling work ethic. To be fair, though, it's not just Spezza; it seems that there aren't any Senators who put a good, honest effort every night.

What do you think? Has Spezza thrown in the towel on the season? Who else hasn't played up to expectations? Does Hejda have any right to so harshly criticize another NHLer?
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