Eh, I don't care how well he does for the Wings, I still refuse to cheer for him.
Bertuzzi is ON FIRE
I hated that the Red Wings picked him up the first time, much less the second.
You can neg me, that's fine, but the guy put another guys head into the ice. If you did something like that you would go to jail, and doing it in a hockey game is no different. I just think it's sad the Red Wings had to pick him up. I would rather roll the dice with a young gun, then bring him back.
He wasn't so hot those last two games against the Hawks, was he?
There is something to be said for someone who makes a mistake and works hard to erase it
I understand that his transgression is one of the worst things that has ever occurred in the history of sports (IMO), however I can relate to messing up and working hard to get cleaned up.
Happy to see this goon doing great things for the winged wheel, just gotta stick it out til we get healthy and no doubt cup contenders
I'd be lying if I said I was rooting against him, he's a Wing right now and the healthiest most productive one at that. That being said, I was pretty vocal about how despicable his assault was, so it still feels pretty weird cheering for him. It feels like we're using a mercenary to stay afloat til the rest of the team gets out of the hospital. Hopefully this is over soon.
Literally on fire?
always had excellent skills for a big man...great hands, skates well. While I agree that his cheap shot to Steve Moore was heinous, but he paid the price (Literally!) by losing out on millions of dollars in contracts that never came.
I'm really surprised by how Well Bert has played the last month. I thought that he was a complete waste of a sweater when the Red Wings picked him up, and I'm really glad that I'm wrong about that. He is almost singlehandedly keeping the Red Wings out of last place and in the playoff hunt. He is playing like he did in '02-'03 when he scored 46 goals. Everything is going in and he is loaded with confidence. I love his quick release. If the puck comes to him with a chance to score it's gone towards the net almost instantly. It reminds me of how Ray Shepard used to play when he was a Red Wing. Babcock has found lightning in a bottle with the top line. Now we need Franzen, Cleary, and Zetterberg back, and we'll have a terrific second line as well. Just hang in there in 8th or 9th place until February, guys.