Tyler Bertuzzi has quite the interesting tape job on his stick
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Tyler Bertuzzi's interesting tape job on his stick creating quite the stir

Published January 3, 2024 at 2:34 PM

When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed winger Tyler Bertuzzi to a one-year contract on July 2nd, the fanbase was elated. Bertuzzi brings all the intangibles this team lacked with his grittiness and ability to play in the hard areas of the ice and penchant for scoring big goals.

The 28-year-old struggled at the beginning of the season trying to find his place on this team but has really taken off recently while playing on a line with John Tavares and William Nylander.

A lot has been made of Bertuzzi's unique style this season, flying all over the ice with the tongues out on his skates, his flow hardly contained within his helmet and, of course, the lack of tape on the butt end of his stick. Well, it would appear as though one of these things has changed. Bertuzzi has now added tape to the end of his stick... sort of.

During the broadcast cameras caught Bertuzzi completing his very unique tape job on his stick. He placed single strip on the but end of it. Fans were loving it.

The fans are falling in love with Bertuzzi and, so far, he has fit in very well with the Leafs.

The Sudbury, Ontario native also had a beautiful assist after losing his glove, which Sheldon Keefe hilariously described post game.

"If there was ever a guy that was going to make a play looking a little bit odd with one glove on, he'd be my pick. Stays in the battle. Makes the play."

With everything that Bertuzzi is able to do on the ice, as well as his unique quirks that have endered him to the fanbase, I'm sure most of Leafs Nation would like to see him back with the team next season and beyond. Of course, it will depend entirely on how the negotiations go and where both sides stand when it comes to money and term.
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Tyler Bertuzzi's interesting tape job on his stick creating quite the stir

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