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12-28-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
Sammy is not a better player than Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi at least provides some toughness and ability to play big.
Samuelsson is better offensively, skates better and is better at defense. Bertuzzi hugging Weber last year and body slamming Phaneuf a few years ago doesn't make him a better player.

Bertuzzi really worked on his defense and skating to keep a roster slot, but besides his usual 2 week hot streak during the middle of the season he's a detriment. Samuelsson has flourished since leaving on both Vancouver and Florida. But the only reason Bertuzzi and/or Samuelsson look bad is because the Wings literally have nothing else. We have to count on these guys when they should be passengers.

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