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NHL Rumors: Tyler Bertuzzi and Timo Meier

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The latest on Red Wings pending UFA Tyler Bertuzzi

David Pagnotta: Market Rumblings with Pagnotta and Irfaan Gaffar on what is going on between the Detroit Red Wings and pending UFA Tyler Bertuzzi.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Gaffar: “Another player the Detroit Red Wings have decisions to make is Tyler Bertuzzi. What’s the latest there?”

Pagnotta: “Not much. It seems like they’re focused on Dylan Larkin for the time being. Now after getting some of this news, they shift their focus to Tyler Bertuzzi. They are expected to have discussions in the relatively near future.

But as of, no recent talks this week with respect to the two camps. But as I reported last week, Bertuzzi is open and willing to sign an extension and stick in Detroit long-term. They just need to get to the drawing board.

Gaffar: “Big Stevie Yzerman has his work cut out for him as two, I guess, cornerstone pieces of that franchise still remain unsigned. So, interesting I guess with five and a half, six weeks until the NHL trade deadline.

NHL Rumors: Will the Red Wings be able to extend Dylan Larkin? Would they trade him?

Five potential fits for Timo Meier and a comparable extension, and trade price

Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff: San Jose Sharks left winger Timo Meier carries a $6 million salary cap hit and is owed a $10 million qualifying offer. He has an excellent shot and drives plays.

His contract situation is the biggest concern for teams. If he’s not qualified for the $10 million, he would become an unrestricted free agent.

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If looking at extending Meier, he could come in between $8 and $9 million. Comparables are Filip Forsberg (eight years at $8.5 million per) and JT Miller (seven years at $8 million).

Potential fits include the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets.

Comparable trade returns.

Alex DeBrincat for a first, second and third-round pick.

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