Bertuzzi looks slow, tentative and rusty, which is what I'd expect of such a big guy, coming off such a long layoff. Putting him with Lang didn't work, but that's as much Lang's fault as Bert's, imho. Lang's really slipped this year, and he hasn't found another playoff-gear, yet.
The latter part of the last game, saw Bertuzzi playing with Z and Dats. That worked just fine. Some might say, you could put me out there with those guys, and "the line" would generate offense, but that would be unnecessarily cruel. Anyway, I think he'll be back with them tonight, creating space, crashing the net, and knocking people down now and then.
Tonight would be a great night for Todd to get it going, and score one. Or two. Or, knock down Z's man, and let him score, or pass it to Datsyuk. Whatever works.
Posted on Apr 30, 2007, 4:47 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168