The Flames tried to give up Roberto Luongo in the deal, but Vancouver passed.
In my mind, this is a good move for the Flames. I think Bert would have been a good fit in a return to Florida, although I'm not sure JM was willing to go down that road again. Don't think Bert was, either, although I know he enjoys South Florida.
Bertuzzi is getting close to $2 million this season from the Flames, but is still getting paid from Anaheim after the Ducks bought him out after signing him to a two-year deal last summer.