The Score posted this week’s power rankings, offering a Christmas present to each and every one of the NHL’s 32 teams…
22. Detroit Red Wings (15-13-3)
Previous rank: 16th
🎁 A vaccine for Tyler Bertuzzi. The Red Wings wingeris the only NHL player who hasn’t received his COVID-19 jab yet.
Well, Bertuzzi was the subject of quite the chirp from New Jersey Devils enforcer Mason Geertsen on Saturday, as Yahoo Sports’ Thomas Williams noted:
“Go get vaccinated, go get vaccinated.” – Mason Geertsen’s chirps to Tyler Bertuzzi tonight 💀 pic.twitter.com/IuHeo2THPy— Josh (@joshlangerr) December 19, 2021
In a league where, understandably, anyway, you can’t “chirp the way you used to,” I thought this was a creative “jab.”
That, and it would be great to have Bertuzzi in the lineup when the Wings head to Canada in March. The team needs his ability to stir up scoring via his forechecking prowess and energetic game.