ukcanuck wrote:As for whether or not I would consider legal action myself, I wouldn't have gone after Naslund's head in the game before, I wouldn't have refused the challenge right afterward, I wouldn't have thought fighting notorious chicken shit Matt Cooke was good enough to settle the feud and I wouldn't have turned my back on Bertuzzi or anyone else in the last moments of the game, so I am pretty sure I wouldn't go for the law suit either...
Don't get me wrong, I am not defending Steve Moore's actions from the point of the hit to his actions up until the point of the end of his career.
The hit was cheap and it should have been a penalty. But it was a hockey play just like Rome's hit. S*** happens.
Brad May should have pounded Moore right after the hit. He didn't try hard enough to get at him.
The Canucks should have knocked the crap out of him that game. If not him, grab Sakic and knock the s*** of their captain.
The Canucks should have done something the next game. Still nothing.
The Canucks should have done something the final game. Sure he ignored invites. F*** the invite. Take the god damned penalty and do your job. They didn't. Run him through the boards. Run Sakic again until he does drop the gloves.
15 seconds before the end of his career, Steve Moore skated away from a fight with Pronger. I bet he wishes he took the fight.
Still, as many hockey people have said (because I assume what I say means zero), he fought Cooke and that should have been the end of it. You can blame Moore for picking his spot if you want to. WTF Cooke was trying to fight him is beyond me. You do seem stuck on the code of what players do but you don't seem prepared to accept that Moore fought Cooke. If it bothers you, blame Cooke for asking. Moore fought, and if you love the idea of what players have done for decades, that should be enough for you.
Back to you. I applaud your bravado. But I bet if your livelihood is taken away from you due to a criminal act, you will consider and then definitely pursue legal action. Would it make any real difference if Moore fought May, Ruutu, Pronger, Allen and whoever else and THEN Bertuzzi hit him? Same result. Same crime. Would he be allowed to sue then? Or would anything short of murder have been ok?
Maybe he can sue JQ for being so stupid to have him out there.