With Todd Bertuzzi making his first appearance against Vancouver since he has left, alot of emotions have been flying around. I am really looking for answers... this is why
Something I wan't to get off my chest for some time is the events leading up to Bertuzzi's hit on moore. The fact that Moore blatently elbowed Naslund ( Bertuzzi's linemate, His best friend ) only 2 weeks prior. Why was nothing done to disipline Moore for that event ? Obviously Bertuzzi took matters into his own hands much like other people that feel justice isn't served correctly by the law, or the people in charge, but he did it for his team, he did it for the loyality to his bestfriend, and most importantly, and this is probably what fuled the suspension, he did it to send a message old school style ... DON'T MESS WITH OUR BEST PLAYER...
What did that get him ? He's never been the same, he's lucky to be playing in the NHL, and now everyone including his past teamates consider him a washed up bum. I am a bit discusted at this whole situation, and will always be until someone from Vancouver explains it, or at least comments about the whole thing. Bertuzzi did what 17 other guys on the bench wanted to do.
I always refeer it to someone taking the law into their own hands
For example, a battered and beaten wife who reports her abuse to the police time and time again, but continues to get beaten. She eventually takes matters into her own hands.
I am not suggesting what bertuzzi did is exactly the same as a battered wife, all I am saying is the simularities between the people in charge not being accountable for the actions that take place. I know Bert was the one who punched him, I know Bertuzzi got the the punishment, but why was the NHL off the hook for letting it all get to this ?
Most recently I have been ridiculed for my thoughts, saying that I am condoning people to go out and break people's necks just because they elbowed someone.
For one Bertuzzi didn't break moores neck with 1 punch, the onslaught crowd that piled on top of them did. I have never blamed Bert for breaking his neck. It was just a madder of what happened after. You must of saw that on the thousand replays of the incident.
I would never wish anyone's neck to be broken either, that's crazy, but if Matt Cooke does infact run around and take out a Superstar like Naslund was pre 94 then YES I do agree with redemption. Who doesn't ?
Don't get me started...