tuzzi44 wrote:i love Bertuzzi as well, and i want nothing but see that guy do well... except against us. do you think people will boo him in vancouver??
I absolutely, 100%, positively guarantee it. On the one hand, people kind of have a legitimate reason to, as Vancouver was the only market where people were still willing to give him a chance, still supported him through everything, and still wanted him to succeed. He turned his back on the city both by hinting -- sometime more openly than others -- that he'd like a new start (by definition somewhere more hostile, since every place was more hostile to him than Vancouver) and, more importantly, by his indifferent play.
On the other hand, even if Bertuzzi was an absolute saint, people in Vancouver would boo him, because unfortunately many of our team's fans don't seem to understand when a person is supposed to boo. Canuck fans -- perhaps uniquely in the NHL -- boo players who have done nothing more than sign elsewhere as unrestricted free agents under a cap system (Jovanovski and Carter), players who wronged one of the Canucks' top rivals to the great advantage of Vancouver (Pronger), and boo -- rather than drown out -- the cheers of visiting fans.
Bertuzzi will most definitely be booed, and I really don't see the point.