"At no point did I ever demand a trade"
"I talked to Bryan and (said) I read the newspapers, I see every year there's trade talk about me. I just basically told him, if you want to move me, you can move me. Obviously, I had (a) no-trade clause coming up on July 1. I want to be here, but if he thinks it's best for the team for me not to be here, and the city, then he can move me.
"He told me he wasn't going to move me, and to be honest, I was happy about it, because I like being here in Ottawa."
— Jason Spezza, speaking to the media from his annual charity golf tournament (from the Ottawa Sun).