Spezza willing to take pay cut to stay with Stars
The veteran forward is in the final season of a four-year, $30-million pact he inked in 2014, but handing out another big-money extension to the aging talent may not be an option for the Stars, particularly with a lucrative new contract set to kick in next year for Tyler Seguin.
Fortunately, there appears to be plenty of room for negotiation on Spezza's side of the table.
"I really don't care (about the value of the next contract), like I really could care less," Spezza told Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. "I have lots of money."
Now in his fifth season with the Stars, Spezza is experiencing an offensive renaissance under new bench boss Jim Montgomery, already with 10 points in 13 games, while the turnaround also appears to have erased any possibility of the 35-year-old hanging up his skates any time soon.
"I want to stay and play, and as long as I have a good role they can take my money and give it to someone else and give us more depth," Spezza added. "I'd take it, you know?"