Tyler Bertuzzi Trade To The Boston Bruins Gaining Momentum

Published November 5, 2023 at 9:35 PM

The Leafs should not panic after their slow start to the season. Their 5-4-2 record is far from ideal but they still have largely the same team that went 50-21-11 last year. That being said, the team's offseason acquisitions have not been contributing their fair share to the team. This is a big part of why their record is where it is. One of those new acquisitions could find himself in a familiar spot soon of things do not turn around quickly.

Leafs Looking To Move On From Bertuzzi

Tyler Bertuzzi has been the subject of much angst among Leafs fans this year. They were promised a top-six goal scorer who can bring toughness and character to a bland team. So far all they've gotten is an injured liability. The latest mark against Bertuzzi came when Brad Marchand injured Timothy Liljegren. While the team's response to the incident was poor all around, Bertuzzi's reaction was particularly troubling.

Some Leafs fans went the extra mile to call out Bertuzzi.

Does Boston Want Bertuzzi Back?


Its one thing for the Leafs to move on from Bertuzzi. While it would be an unconventional move to trade your biggest offseason acquisition just a few months after signing him, they did put him on a one-year deal that makes the move easier. Whether or not Boston would be interested in a reunion remains to be seen however. The B's are firing on all cylinders as they are 9-1-1 through their first ten games. Their +15 goal differential is the 3rd highest in the league, behind only Vegas and Vancouver. Does Bertuzzi even fit on that team anymore? As one fan puts it, no.

"We were lucky to get rid of him when we did. Let Toronto deal with his lapses in play. We are a much better team without Bertuzzi, Taylor Hall, Foligno, and Hathaway."

It seems then that Bertuzzi's reputation has spread across the league. Perhaps he could only get a one-year offer because teams knew he wouldn't be a good teammate. If this is the case, moving him could prove to be exceptionally difficult, especially at this point in the season.

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