Meds wrote:I actually do side with Bert on this, though not justifying his actions. I don't think Bertuzzi should be on the hook for any settlement here, as Jovo points out, the argument will forever rage over whether or not it was the punch or the dog pile that caused the serious injury to Moore's neck, but based on that (and the afore mentioned "entitlement generation" koolaid) Bertuzzi shouldn't be facing fiscal punishment alone.
Bertuzzi is not facing fiscal punishment alone. However, it is ludicrous to think the other players in the pile should have some responsibility in this if that is what you are inferring.
I am a big fan of the wording many Canuck fans have taken to when describing Bertuzzi sucker punching Moore in the back of the head. "Errrr, I'm not agreeing with what he did BUT....". What he did was totally and utterly mindless. It was inexusable and embarrassing. If it happened TO a Canuck player I'd bet the reaction would be different. You know, like when McSorley slashed Brashear in the head. It's not too hard to imagine what this place would sound like if it was Brashear doing the slashing: "Stupid McSorley should have fought. What a pussy."