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#2001506 The argument for not bringing back Bertuzzi

Posted by Lamothe on 19 June 2010 - 10:13 PM

Bertuzzi had a stretch of 8 games in which he did well. That's it! IMHO, that is not enough. You could make the argument for about 7 other forwards who had hot stretches and helped the team. You could make a better argument for HOWIE! If it wasn't for Howie the Wings would no doubt not have made the playoffs. Maybe without Bertuzzi the Wings play the Hawks in the first round, avoid the long travel, oust the Hawks and move on. You could do these would've, could've, should've's all day long.

The fact is that Bertuzzi is getting older and slower. Draper was given a contract when we thought he was worth it.... and now we wish he never got that last contract. You don't give an old fart with history of health problems a two year deal at his age. Plus the Wings will have to deal with his legal distractions that have been reinstated click here. This is something the Wings don't need.

Legal disputes has nothing to do with how the man plays hockey. Who cares. That's like saying you shouldn't be hired for a job because you had your license revoked when you were 19 for going 35 over the speed limit. s*** happens, and so does life. We all make mistakes or bad choices at some point.

Bert's personal business is his own. I don't care. If he plays well and fits the team, then I want him here. His life is his own and not mine nor anyone else's business.

#2000119 Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k

Posted by Lamothe on 16 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

Didn't see a topic, so I guess I'm breaking it!



I was JUST about to post this as well. Awesomesauce. Hopefully "Leino II" pans out for us.

#1998141 "Detroit sucks" chant at Cup celebration?

Posted by Lamothe on 11 June 2010 - 10:35 AM

The whole Chicago chanting "Detroit Sucks" all the time makes me think of the "rivalry" between brothers. The older one is obviously better and has done more with his life, and the smaller one is incredibly envious and tries to be like him. Meanwhile the younger brother thinks they're rivals and insults his brother behind his back all the time. Of course the older brother has no clue that they're supposed to be rivals, and just goes on with his life.

Awesome. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

When Chicago makes the playoffs for 19+ consecutive years and Detroit doesn't, we can talk about "Detroit suck[ing]."

#1993311 If you could only sign ONE guy

Posted by Lamothe on 02 June 2010 - 07:28 PM

Adam Mair (800k).

#1991878 Articles/Reports on players coming in and going out..

Posted by Lamothe on 31 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

Did you read the entire original post?

Did you catch the part about Armstrong?

That would be at least 15 goals from a right-handed versatile winger who plays a physical game. Hardly "the same team". No?

Colby Armstrong made 2.4 million with the Thrashers last year. That is a mere $475,000 LESS than what Hudler will make this year. It makes absolutely no sense for Holland to sign him, unless he wants to take a $1.5 million pay cut.

Regardless of who says what, I HIGHLY doubt Armstrong will be with Detroit next season based solely on the fact of how much he earned last year, and how much Detroit SERIOUSLY could offer him in terms of monetary compensation.