While many Ottawa Senators fans are sad to say goodbye to former captain Jason Spezza, many Dallas Stars fans believe the trade worked in their favour.

The Senators traded their captain to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday along with Ludwig Karlsson in exchange for Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a second-round draft pick in 2015. 

The deal, completed just before the NHL's free-agent signing period opened, ends weeks of speculation after general manager Bryan Murray revealed the veteran forward had requested a trade from the nation's capital.

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