Arachnid wrote:Moore was and never was going to be a star...in that case, insurance, compensate him whatever
I'm all for protecting stars but a dangerous cheapshot is a dangerous cheapshot no matter who the recipient is. So what if Moore was a scrub..all that matters is he was assaulted on the ice and it resulted in a career ending injury.
Arachnid wrote:Not in the frame of Bertuzzi huh?
Very different instances imo. Keith's hit was a reactionary thing, a momentary lapse in judgement that happens. Anyone who's played the game have all been put in situations where they felt the need to retaliate. I've been cheapshotted myself a few times..when it happens you lose your head momentarily and do things you normally wouldn't do. One time it happened all I thought about the rest of the game was to get one shot at the guy..I got it, it felt good but after the game I wished I let my cooler head prevail. This is where Bertuzzi's incident differs..it had a long time, weeks to simmer down and didn't..the entire team plotted revenge and Bertuzzi stalked and assaulted the guy who had his back turned and skating away from the threat. The other thing is he didn't stop after the initial right hook to the back of the head, he piled on him and drove his head to the ice...it was as close to a criminal act as you can get in a sport. Keith took his shot and probably knew and regretted instantly that his elbow crossed the line, otherwise if he was seriously intent on injuring Danny (he wanted to hurt him, not injure..there's a difference) he would've piled on him and gave him a few more shots when he was hunched over..the way Bert did on Moore. No doubt about it, Keith's cheapshot was dirty, as dirty as it gets and he will get punished for it...but there's a fine line between dirty and borderline criminal. I don't think he crossed it, Bertuzzi did.