*NOTE I DID NOT GET TO WATCH THE GAME, ALL I HAVE IS THE BOXSCORE AND THE NHL HIGHLIGHTS ON THEIR WEBSITE. JUST WHAT I GATHERED FROM THE BOXSCORE*
So how boss is Todd Bertuzzi? Granted, the fight tonight was over before it even got started thanks to Klesla's tackle and Bertuzzi's poor balance but honestly, this guy LOVES playing for Detroit.
That Nashville game where he had two fights was really what got him going. Since then he's been hitting hard, getting into the dirty zones and dropping the gloves when challenged or to get the team going. In other words, his mean streak is back and in a big way.
Now I know Bertuzzi is somewhat of a polarizing figure, and some Wings fans figure if he's not producing offensively then he's a waste of a roster spot but honestly, the sandpaper he's giving us right now, especially tonight against an extremely physical Coyotes team, is so necessary to this team's ability to send a message.
So here's to you Big Todd, and your sudden pledge to start fightin' round the world!