Ansar Khan(!) had a little chat with Bertuzzi, who participated in an informal practice today at the City I.C.E.:
“I still think I’m capable of playing a top role and scoring, at same time you got to go out and prove it and that’s what I’m here to do. I’m an offensive player. I had decent numbers in Calgary last year. Ran into the injury bug, tearing my hip and having knee surgery. It seems every time things start to go good, something like that knocks me back down. But I’m coming in here with a fresh slate and hopefully find some chemistry with someone early and contribute offensively.”
Shouldn’t be too hard to find chemistry in this lineup. The question is, who would Bertuzzi play well with? Helm and Williams? Filppula and Franzen? Datsyuk and Zetterberg? We’ll let Babcock ruin a few more napkins and figure that out for us.
Keeping in line with A2Y’s discussion on the Colorado Avalanche, seems like Todd isn’t shying away from the possibility of re-sparking the rivalry:
“I know there’s some donkey in Colorado that keeps writing crap continuously about me. That’s his opinion, he can say what he wants and so be it. It’s unfortunate that there are people that actually read that crap and see some truth behind it because it’s (far) from the truth.”
Seems like the players, old and new, are getting psyched for the season to start.