Todd Bertuzzi: Already Established Veteran Redefines the Red Wings

December 27th, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
Even though we lost a ton of skilled players during the offseason, I was happy about one thing. The losses were sustained at the beginning of the offseason.

This gave us time to find replacements and help our roster, and that's exactly what happened when we acquired Todd Bertuzzi.

At first, I was a little skeptical of the acquiring of Todd Bertuzzi. He has had a ton of injuries in his career, and I wasn't sure whether or not he was still able to play at the level we needed him to.

It's kind of ironic that a player who has been having injury trouble for the past few years is the biggest hero on an injury filled lineup.

Bertuzzi's late-game heroics have won a couple of crucial games for the Wings. He was starting to prove himself as a hero before the injury to Henrik Zetterburg.

When Zetterburg went down with an injury, we needed another player that could step up and take his place.

Bertuzzi's biggest triumph came last night when he scored Detroit's only two goals against the Blue Jackets. His two goals were enough to win the game for the Wings and break the three game losing streak.

He ...

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