The Boston Bruins just won’t give up when it comes to Tyler Bertuzzi. The Bruins reportedly are trying to re-sign Bertuzzi and Garnet Hathaway who both become UFAs on July 1.
Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, one of the best when it comes to breaking potential trades and signings, said on his 32 thoughts podcast that the Bruins still keep talking to Bertuzzi. Ever since Bertuzzi arrived in Boston, the Bruins have been fascinated by his combination of his grit and goal-scoring.
Trying to persuade Bertuzzi to stay is a difficult task. His actions this season suggest that his objective is to test the free agent marketplace. Unquestionably, Bertuzzi, 28, is looking to hit a home run on a long-term deal.
Here’s the Boston Hockey Now take on the Bertuzzi situation:
I prefer Tyler Bertuzzi here. Having $6M tied up to an average winger getting 3rd line minutes—not ideal. pic.twitter.com/xw0Zo44b8p
— Marchand for Lady Byng (@Marchy4Byng) June 21, 2023
Red Wings’ Offseason
The Hershey Bears won the AHL championship Wednesda with a 3-2 Game 7 overtime win against the Coachella Valley Firebirds. The Bears have some Detroit Red Wings/Grand Rapids Griffins connections. Hershey coach Todd Nelson was the Griffins’ coach when they won the Calder Cup in 2017. Bears defenseman Dylan McIlrath previously played with the Griffins and briefly with the Red Wings in 2018-19 and 2019-20
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Would speedy center Oliver Moore be a good fit for the Red Wings in the first round of the NHL draft?
- Hockey Hall of Fame selects former Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon to enter in the class of 2023. What about Chris Osgood?
- Detroit GM Steve Yzerman talked about his draft strategy in general terms.
- Red Wings stall weighing their options with their restricted free agents like Gus Lindstrom, John Lethemon, etc.
Hockey Now Network
Buffalo: Tom Barrasso and Pierre Turgeon are in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but still no Alexander Mogilny. What’s up with that? Buffalo Sabres.
Calgary: Former Detroit goalie Mike Vernon is mostly associated with the Flames. That organization is celebrating his selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Calgary Flames.
Chicago: Should the Blackhawks pursue Vladimir Tarasenko? That strategy was brought up by Elliotte Friedman. Chicago Blackhawks.
Colorado: Evan Rawal writes about Pierre Lacroix’s legacy that earned him a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame Wednesday. Colorado Avalanche.
Florida: The Panthers expect goalie Spencer Knight to be back with the team next fall. Florida Panthers.
Philadelphia: Chuck Bausman looks at what kind of draft strategy the Flyers my employ. Will they try to move up or move down in the draft? Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Should Penguins revisit the idea of trying to acquire JT Miller? Dan Kingerski looks at that option. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Washington: Capitals’ Connor Brown could be hot commodity in UFA market this summer. Washington Capitals.