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Nightmare on Helm Street:
Unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected news out of Detroit today. Todd Bertuzzi is going to hang up the blades despite earlier reports that he was getting closer to returning. In a way this isn’t terrible because guys like Nyquist and Tatar will be further up on the depth chart, but as a fan of Bert, this sucks.
More after the jump:
Since Bert’s contract is 35+, his $2 million cap hit won’t come off the books until after next season. Not cool.
Some of Bert’s teammates spoke about his decision, which is expected to be announced officially sometime tomorrow.
“His retirement leaves a big hole in the shootout lineup, that’s for sure.” –Zetterberg
“He was team player that was well-liked in the locker room. He could score or fight, whichever was needed.” –Howard
Again, Bert is expected to make an official announcement tomorrow via press conference, but did explain why he came to the difficult decision.
“Honestly, my back isn’t a problem anymore. It’s
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Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings
Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
Time: 12:30 PM EST
Television: National- NBC
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But the Wings need to jam as many points and regulation-or-OT wins...
Another own goal, this time Jakub Kindl of the Detroit Red Wings with a backhand.
The goal was credited to Dave Bolland of the Blackhawks.