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Red Wings’ “Most Canadian Guy” Tyler Bertuzzi delighted by Dumb & Dumber actor
Jeff Daniels and Dave Coulier announced the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup against Chicago, much to players delight. Filmed March 6, 2020 in Detroit.
Forward Tyler Bertuzzi is asking for quite a raise, and has the stats to back up his demand.
In briefs filed ahead of a possible Sunday arbitration hearing, Bertuzzi’s side has come in at $4.25 million and the Detroit Red Wings at $3.15 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
It’s common practice for a player to aim high and a team to aim low. The sides can continue to negotiate with one another even after an arbitration hearing has started.
In 2018, then-RFA Andreas Athanasiou filed for arbitration, but the sides reached an agreement before needing an arbitrator.
If an arbitrator decides, it will be for a one-year deal, leaving Bertuzzi an RFA again next summer.
Bertuzzi, 25, certainly has earned a raise on the $2.8 million deal he’s coming off. He led the Wings last season with 21 goals, the second consecutive season he’s hit that mark. He also reached a career-high 48 points.
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