NHL Teams Left Frustrated as Tyler Bertuzzi Chooses the Maple Leafs

Published July 3, 2023 at 11:30 PM

Stunning everyone was the unforeseen move executed by the Toronto Maple Leafs as they secured the services of Tyler Bertuzzi.

Nevertheless, it wasn't the acquisition of Bertuzzi that took people by surprise, but rather the remarkable agreement they managed to secure him with. Bertuzzi signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs, carrying a cap hit of 5.5 million dollars.

Initial reports had suggested that Bertuzzi had been pursuing a long-term contract, but it appears that no team could meet his demand. Now, Bertuzzi is taking a risk by entering a one-year agreement alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.

As per Andy Strickland, numerous teams were left feeling humiliated after witnessing the meager proposals they could offer to Bertuzzi.

Multiple teams, such as Florida, Nashville, and Carolina, had the option to present Bertuzzi with a one-year contract. However, they now find themselves grappling with the embarrassment of their limited financial capabilities.

Bertuzzi is placing his bets on a year playing alongside Matthews and Marner to position himself favorably as an unrestricted free agent next summer.

As seen on: Bladeofsteel
July 3   |   346 answers
NHL Teams Left Frustrated as Tyler Bertuzzi Chooses the Maple Leafs

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