Thread: News Article: Flyers interested in Bertuzzi
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08-06-2009, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by billandsebastian View Post
One thing that's been overlooked so far is games played. Some people want to give a young guy a chance, but if you look back at Bert's last few seasons, I'm pretty sure there will be some time for young guys.

05-06: 82 gp
06-07: 15 gp
07-08: 68 gp
08-09: 66 gp

As someone who played a full season and then lost almost a full season to an injury (when he came back those last 7 games in 07, he might as well not even have been there), it looks like he might be settling into a ~15-20 games missed average. That's about 1/4 of the season for some young guys to get time, or at least show that they might be deserving of keeping their place. All in all he might not be a bad insurance policy if he's cheap.
Being so up against the Cap, a player that in the 15 to 20 missed game range will more than likely not be able to be replaced under the Cap -- as opposed to the LTIR injured players -- therefore, in that scenario, it cannot be considered a good thing by any stretch of the imagination, IMO anyway.

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