Todd Bertuzzi place on waivers

The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with Todd Bertuzzi, as the club has placed the veteran winger on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining season of his contract with the organization.

Bertuzzi was reunited with Ducks general manager Brian Burke last summer after signing a two-year, $8-million deal. If unclaimed, the team will pay two-thirds of his remaining deal and he will become an unrestricted free agent.

This is pretty interesting actually. It most likely means Corey Perry is going to be signed this week, but Bertuzzi could actually be a decent pick up. Why not put him with the Sedins? It’s been like 5 years since the Steve Moore incident, I think he could come back to Vancouver. He did score 40 points in 68 games last year (many of those games he was injured). Sign to a 2 year 4 million dollar deal if you can. Then we would have more money to spend on a guy like Hossa then if we got a guy like Huselius or Malone to play with the twins.

Just an idea.


12 Responses to Todd Bertuzzi place on waivers

  1. flyersfan10897 says:

    He's floated around the league a little bit in the last few years.  I could see the Kings going after him to make them seem competitive for a few years while the team matures.  I could see Boston going after him too, just imagine him with Savard.  But I think Bertuzzi is more likely to play in the western conference.  I don't think he is a fit in San Jose, Edmonton, Dallas, Colorado, Detroit, Vancouver, Minnesota, or Nashville.  Maybe Calgary will try to sign him, or even Chicago. 

  2. careyprice31 says:

    I have a gut feeling the leafs are going to make a pitch for him. I see him playing in Tampa Bay in my opinion. I know bertuzzi hasn’t been himself these past few years but Imagine him and lecavalier in the corner. Whose gonna take the puck off them.

  3. Mr_Canuck says:

    He's not a free agent yet, cause hasn't been bought out, but if they recall him on waivers then a team can have him for 1 year at 2 million.. that's gotta be worth it..

    i hope he comes back to van, but i think they're trying to go in a completely different direction and move away from todd / marcus / brendan..

    I think the pens should lock this guy up asap.. if they can get him, he'll replace malone easy and with 2 sick playmaking centers, he could be a 30 goal guy again..

    for my canucks, i'm still hoping we can coax Cliff Ronning to come back from retirement… haha

  4. pezzz says:

    he's exactly Mike Keenan's type of guy. I see him in Calgary playing with Lombardi. the fastest player in the NHL along with the biggest. sounds good no?

  5. Kramer says:

    I looked up "giant prick" in the dictionary and saw a picture of Bertuzzi.

  6. pezzz says:

    5$ both Bertuzzi and Tucker are heading to Calgary. they're exactly Mike Keenan's type of players

  7. oilcountry88 says:

    He's a perfect fit in Calgary

  8. billypilgrim says:

    From an Oilers fan! Sabotage! Do you think Emery would be good there? Micheal Ryder? lol

  9. mojo19 says:

    Bertuzzi only if he's bought out. I can't see Sutter shedding Tanguay's $5mil and then bringing in Bertuzzi at $4. But I could see Bert coming in at around $2 mil after a buyout or on re-entry waivers at the end of the summer as a replacement for Owen Nolan.

    Tucker I could see as a target for Calgary too. Good call.

  10. teezer6969 says:

    I also see Calgary getting tucker and bertuzzi, but don't count out Montreal they were one of the teams very intrested in his services when he was going to get traded from florida and when he became a free agent and went to anaheim .. It would make sense since T.Bertuzzi plays RW and the departure of ryder leaves a lil void that can be completed with bertuzzi plus would be cheaper for montreal to take bertuzzi at 2million than pay ryder 3million … bertuzzi wasnt that bad a player last year he had 48 points in 60 games for 2million its worth it

  11. Rickler says:

    Bertuzzi could potentially be a good fit in most NHL cities. If you could sign him for 2mil/1yr it's worth the risk. The days of him being a locker room distraction / cancer seem to be over. With short stays in Anaheim and Detroit it seems as though he's matured and can hopefully bounce back and re-gain some of his post lockout form.

  12. I_hate_LA says:

    Are the Ducks allowed to renagotiate with Bertuzzi during the FA period?

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