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How can you view Bertuzzi's recent signing as anything but a risk?

Updated: July 11, 2008, 3:35 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Todd Bertuzzi has bad karma.

All other ramifications of Bertuzzi's actions aside, that's the major reason Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter's decision to sign him to a one-year deal this week is risky, hard to justify and likely destined to go down as counterproductive.

Ever since March 8, 2004, when Bertuzzi delivered a cheap shot on Steve Moore at General Motors Place, nothing has been the same.

Vancouver didn't make the playoffs in 2005-06.

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