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11-27-2012, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by racerjoe View Post
It did affect his value, I believe I said that, however he then put up pretty damn close to a point a game, and was still the best PF in the game, If you disagree with that statement name another PF considered better at the time. know we can look these things up right? In 2005/2006 Bertuzzi was 45th in the league in scoring. He got to play with Naslund. You don't think a single of those players ahead of him was considered a better power forward?

Keep in mind this list included Forsberg, Sundin, Modano, Lecavalier, Thornton, Ovechkin, Staal, and many more having better offensive season than Bertuzzi.

Bertuzzi was far from the best power forward in the league that year. A better description is a very good power forward with a large off-ice issue. This reflected his trade value. The Canucks missed the playoffs that season, and there were all sorts of rumours about the Moore incident being a serious contributor to that.

You fail to mention that Bertuzzi had a season high of 46 goals 2 years prior to the trade. He never got anywhere close to that again.

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