Duff: another GM says Yzerman is gauging interest in Bertuzzi

This isn’t surprising stuff, per Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff, not just because of his vaccination status, but also due to the fact that the Wings gauged interest in Bertuzzi before:

It would be incorrect to suggest that Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman was shopping forward Tyler Bertuzzi. However, a rival NHL GM did confirm that Yzerman is calling teams. The Detroit GM isn’t offering them Bertuzzi. He’s just subtly gauging what interest there might be from them in acquiring Bertuzzi.

Bertuzzi is the only Detroit Red Wings player who has opted not to get the COVID-19 vaccination. That means he’ll be missing from the club’s lineup for all nine of their games in Canada, since he won’t be able to cross the border.

[Darren] McCarty, who slammed NBA draft pick Jalen Green earlier this year when he was critical of Detroit, is also taking Bertuzzi to task for being a bad teammate.

Continued, with this:

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3 thoughts on “Duff: another GM says Yzerman is gauging interest in Bertuzzi”

  1. That is a question I have: Did Stevie know that Bert was going to opt out of playing in Canada and putting the whole organization thru extra grief BEFORE inking the deal?

  2. No surprise here, StevieY really sticks to every one gets treated the same and there were whispers earlier this year that Bert might be moving. At that time they were not taken seriously. Now , I again think, if it happens it will be best for the Wings.

    JMO but I think StevieY has already sent a few messages to Bert and a trade solve this problem.

    Hundreds of employees in Canada are being suspended without pay, then terminated. Unions, Govt Services, Policing, private businesses, etc. Dumb choices!

    In short, the unvaccinated are keeping Phase 4 growing as the most dangerous Covid so far, that is hitting the young (ages 5 to 19).

    Bye Bert!

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