Wings’ Free Agents: Two Hits, Two Misses

Posted: 12th December 2009 by Jim Balint in NHL
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In this final look at the new additions, I’ll be profiling the free agent signings the Wings made in the offseason to fill the gaps created by players signing elsewhere and lost to injury.   The Wings signed Todd Bertuzzi to a one year, $1.5 million contract this past offseason. The move was made, presumably, to make the Wings tougher up front and give them a pure power forward.   In years past, Bertuzzi has been a terror, both putting pucks in the net and punishing opponents physically. As recently as three years ago, he was putting up 25 goals, 46 assists, and 120 penalty minutes.   That would, however, be the last time he played a full season. After back surgery in 2006 and knee surgery in 2009, both of which effectively ended those seasons, he hasn’t been the ...

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