NHL Rumors: 3 Teams to Target Tyler Bertuzzi This Offseason

It has come to that time of year when we look more in-depth at a player's potential offseason destination. Tyler Bertuzzi was acquired by the Boston Bruins at this year's NHL Trade Deadline to enhance the team's chances of winning. Unfortunately, the Bruins fell short and lost to the Florida Panthers in the first round.
Now, with around just six weeks till free agency opens, the question about Bertuzzi's next team is starting to pick up. So, let's take a look at a few teams that could be interested in Bertuzzi.

Boston Bruins

When you think of Bruins players, you think of "jerks" or guys who get under your skin, and that is what Bertuzzi loves to do. The chemistry between both he and the team's fanbase has been a near-perfect match.  It also seems that Boston will be turning the page into a new chapter of the organization. With Patrice Bergeron on the cusp of potential retirement, it could mean the team will look at strengthening their top six to help Marchand and Pastrnak stay competitive. Bertuzzi offers that in his play, a guy who can put up 50-65 points and also brings the physical edge that all Bruins' fans love.

Detroit Red Wings

Who is Bertuzzi's best friend? The answer to that question is, Dylan Larkin. Who is the captain of the Detroit Red Wings? The answer to that question also is, Dylan Larkin. Bertuzzi spent a long time with the Red Wings organization, and with them being right on the cusp of finally making the postseason and his best friend is there, it seems that a reunion between him and the Wings could be in the work this offseason.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a team around Bertuzzi for the last number of seasons, unfortunately, they haven't ever acted on those rumours. However, with the team changing hands at the head of the throne, it could mean it is finally time for Bertuzzi to wear blue and white. It seems as though, the Maple Leafs may be moving on from Bunting and even if they aren't, adding Bertuzzi to your top six makes you a stronger team. This could be the missing element that this team needs to finally make a solid run to the Cup.

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