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Can somebody post a link to a video of Todd Bertuzzi's hit that broke Steve Moore's neck? For some reason, I can't get the video on espn.com to play correctly. Thanks! :thumbs2:

BTW, what do you guys think of his hit? Should he be suspended, arrested, fined, etc?
 

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slaintedan said:
what do you guys think of his hit? Should he be suspended, arrested, fined, etc?
it was a cold shot (pardon the pun)! YES he deserves to be fined, suspended, AND brought up on charges. that incident was in NO WAY to be considered an "act of the game". personally, for a behavoiral act like that i think he should be suspended from the game indefinately but i don't think that is going to happen.

hopefully the suspension won't include the lack of a season for next year. it needs to be for one ACTIVE season AND he should also be released from his contract.
 

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In a way, I don't blame him, as it was merely retribution for a hit Moore had laid on one of their teammates that left their teammate unconscious for 3 days. I in no way think that Bertuzzi meant to inflict this much damage. The team was bound and determined to get Moore back, but I guarantee they didn't want this.

It was a chicken-shit shot by Bertuzzi, man: punching him in the side of the head and then taking him down from behind to where Moore's face ends up in the ice......he might as well just have high-sticked him in the melon.
 

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It was a chicken-shit shot by Bertuzzi, man: punching him in the side of the head and then taking him down from behind to where Moore's face ends up in the ice......he might as well just has high-sticked him in the melon.
this is why it can not be considered retribution. its kinda like what happened when the player from the Bruins took that cheap shot a couple of years ago. i can't remember his name right now but it was obviously done outside of being an act of the game. this shit shouldn't be tolerated. i love hockey and the game can get pretty intense at times but from what i saw, this was intentionally done to cause physical harm, unlike a legitamate hit.
 

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this is why it can not be considered retribution. its kinda like what happened when the player from the Bruins took that cheap shot a couple of years ago. i can't remember his name right now but it was obviously done outside of being an act of the game. this shit shouldn't be tolerated. i love hockey and the game can get pretty intense at times but from what i saw, this was intentionally done to cause physical harm, unlike a legitamate hit.
I know. It's just habit for me to look at both sides of an issue. I have become Matrix-like at doing that due to the last girlfriend who saw only one side.....her side.....as right. :finger: :D

Confucious say girl who have rabbit in boiring watah no good foh rerationship. :D
 

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it was all over the news casts last night. did you get to see it yet?
 

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There's a link to the video at the hockey homepage of the espn website. Bertuzi is out suspended for the rest of the season and palyoffs too btw. Im off to Devils Blackhawks tonight baby!
 

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There's a link to the video at the hockey homepage of the espn website. Bertuzi is out suspended for the rest of the season and palyoffs too btw. Im off to Devils Blackhawks tonight baby!
i think thats the one he couldn't get to work good originally.
 

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NHL suspends Bertuzzi through Stanley Cup Playoffs, future status to be determined

Vancouver organization fined $250,000

TORONTO - Vancouver Canucks' forward Todd Bertuzzi has been suspended for the remainder of the 2003-04 season, including the final 12 regular-season games plus the entire 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In addition, Mr. Bertuzzi's eligibility for the 2004-05 NHL season will be determined by Commissioner Gary Bettman prior to the start of training camp. This suspension is the result of a blind-side punch that injured Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore in NHL Game #1028 on March 8.

Bertuzzi was assessed a match penalty under Rule 52, Deliberate Injury of Opponent, at 8:41 of the third period. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, based on his average annual salary, Bertuzzi will forfeit at least $501,926.39. This amount will be paid by the Club into the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

"Mr. Bertuzzi pursued Mr. Moore on the ice, attempting to engage him in a confrontation," said Colin Campbell, NHL Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations. "When Mr. Moore declined to engage Mr. Bertuzzi, Mr. Bertuzzi responded by delivering a gloved punch from behind to the side of Mr. Moore's head, rendering him unconscious. Upon falling to the ice, Mr. Moore suffered additional serious injuries. We want to make clear that this type of conduct will not be tolerated in the NHL.
"No final determination on the total duration of Mr. Bertuzzi's suspension has yet been made," Mr. Campbell said. "Mr. Bertuzzi will be required to meet with Commissioner Bettman prior to the start of training camp for the 2004-05 season, at which point Mr. Bertuzzi's eligibility will be reviewed in light of all the available facts at that time, including Mr. Moore's physical status and the progression of his recovery."

The Canucks' organization also has been fined $250,000.

"While we are satisfied that the Vancouver organization did nothing to affirmatively encourage Mr. Bertuzzi's actions, and that it in no way condones what transpired, it must nonetheless accept some responsibility for what took place," Mr. Campbell said. "In light of numerous player comments about Mr. Moore following the Vancouver-Colorado game of February 16, we believe the Vancouver organization ultimately bears some responsibility for monitoring and, to the extent necessary, attempting to moderate the focus of its team. While the League provided appropriate advance warnings to both organizations, and while some steps were apparently taken by the Vancouver organization to ensure a proper focus by the players on the game itself, we believe that more could have and should have been done."

The Vancouver fine money goes to the NHL Foundation which, in turn, makes contributions to a variety of charitable organizations.
 
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