from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The compliment is simple and basic, but when talking about Tyler Bertuzzi, it really does fit.
Often, especially around either general manager Ken Holland or coach Jeff Blashill, when they get asked about Bertuzzi, one simple phrase keeps coming up.
“Tyler’s a hockey player,” they’ll say, with the utmost respect, praise and credit.
And it really is true.
Bertuzzi isn’t flashy. He isn’t the fastest, or strongest, or quickest or flashiest player on the ice.
But Bertuzzi is a hockey player, doing the hard work and getting results.