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Bert's just Ducky

Bert2_2 The Red Wings hope Todd Bertuzzi and his teammates handle the Anaheim Ducks as easily as the Sesame Street duo handle the rubberized version.

So do the Panthers.

The biggest Wings fans in South Florida may just reside at 1 Panther Parkway, what with the success of Detroit in the Western Conference finals directly affecting the Florida Panthers.

Bertuzzi, you may remember, once played for the Panthers. He only played seven games for the Sunrise 6, and Florida traded him to Detroit for conditional draft picks. Here's the deal: Since Detroit made it to the conference finals, the one pick (the only one Florida owns so far) is a second round pick (up from a third) in the upcoming entry draft. If the Wings make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, it becomes a first round pick. The second pick comes only if Bert resigns with the Wings in the offseason.