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Leafs' head coach takes jabs at former Bruins

Published January 16, 2024 at 7:27 PM
Before Tuesday's matchup with the Oilers, Sheldon Keefe talked about Tyler Bertuzzi's latest performance, the decision to shift Matthew Knies down the order, and Joe Woll accompanying the team on their western road trip.

This is what Sheldon Keefe had to say about Tyler Bertuzzi's recent gameplay.

"I would say inconsistent. For me, it has taken a while to get going in each game that we have played of late. When the game gets going, he is in it and he is competitive. At times, the game gets away from him a little bit early."

It's reasonable to say that this season hasn't met the expectations of Bertuzzi and the Maple Leafs. While Bertuzzi certainly brings a level of toughness to the team, his offensive output hasn't matched his previous performances in Detroit or Boston. Currently, he stands at six goals and 18 points this season. In Detroit, Bertuzzi once hit the 30-goal mark. Last season, he scored four goals and earned 16 points in 21 games for the Bruins, and in the Boston playoffs, he contributed five goals and 10 points in seven games.

Bertuzzi is currently on a one-year contract worth $5.5 million. There's an expectation of him securing a longer-term contract after this season, but it raises the question: what will his salary be?

Source: Mapleleafshotstove
January 16   |   616 answers
Leafs' head coach takes jabs at former Bruins

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