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Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi earns opportunity on top line, power play

On the one hand, I’m glad to see Tyler Bertuzzi rewarded. On the other hand, I am not a fan of putting him on the top line. Maybe you disagree. Let’s discuss it in the comments. Here’s a quote from St. James’ article

“We have to make sure we have net presence,” Blashill said. “Mantha has done a good job at times but Bert is somebody that can compete for that job. He can be a natural net-front guy because he likes to go there, and he’s got good hands around the net. He’s got a pretty good ability to screen. So we’ll see. It’s an opportunity to compete for that spot.”

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31 Thoughts: Is Letang's situation too complex for an in-season deal? - Sportsnet.ca

If you take away the health history, Letang is a player I would do a lot to get in a Red Wings uniform. The issue is that you can’t separate the player from the health questions, which is why I would stay away.

He’s good, and everyone knows it. What makes this tricky is his health history — which includes a stroke and concussions, among other injuries. Letang’s seen several doctors/specialists outside the Penguins’ prism, so you’d have to assume any interested opponent would want access to that information. Therefore, the big question is going to be: Is this too complex for an in-season deal?