Detroit Red Wings: Todd Bertuzzi Deal Could Be Brilliance or Blunder

June 17th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Many wayward NHL players have come to Detroit and eventually ended their careers as Red Wings.

Dallas Drake, Steve Duchesne, Jamie Macoun, and Larry Murphy to name a few.

Apparently, Todd Bertuzzi will add his name to that list.

On Wednesday, the 35-year-old winger signed a two-year deal to stay with the Red Wings through the 2011-2012 season.

The move is hardly a surprise, as both Bertuzzi and the Red Wings expressed their mutual desire to remain attached mid-way through last season.

The Red Wings liked the work ethic and physical presence Bertuzzi brought to the team, and Bertuzzi and his family truly felt they had found a home in Detroit. They had no interest in leaving.

Bertuzzi posted 44 points and played in all 82 games last season. He also contributed 11 points in 12 playoff games.

Respectable numbers for a guy earning just $1.5 million.

Apparently, they were more than respectable. Indeed, they led to a raise.

As unsurprising as it is to hear that Bertuzzi will remain a Detroit Red Wing, the $750,000 raise he'll be earning next year should ...

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