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(Denver Post)   Hockey player names the coach of the Vancouver Canucks in a $38m civil lawsuit for ordering "the hit" on him that ended his career. Goon claims he was required by the NHL to follow coach Soprano's whacking orders   (denverpost.com) divider line 19
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2008-03-28 08:13:36 PM  
You know who else was "only following orders"?
 
2008-03-28 08:29:24 PM  
While I think Bertuzzi was more than happy to pull the big stupid, I'm equally sure that Crawford had something to do with it. Why should Bertuzzi go down alone?
 
2008-03-28 10:04:13 PM  
 
2008-03-28 10:43:47 PM  
MrAwesomeSquared: Seriously?

There's maybe 2 hockey threads a day, we can't let ourselves reach that limit with a repeat.


The last article was farking retarded and implied that Bertuzzi was suing Crawford directly, instead of asking to have Crawford included in the Moore suit.
 
2008-03-28 10:44:22 PM  
strangeguitar: You know who else was "only following orders"?

Crap! Three posts and somebody beat me to it!
 
2008-03-28 10:52:07 PM  
even if bertuzzi was following orders, he could of stopped it but decided not to and now had to pay for his actions
 
2008-03-28 10:57:37 PM  
strangeguitar: You know who else was "only following orders"?

Gordie Howe? Tie Domi? That German guy, what's his name.... oh, wait. Don Cherry?
 
2008-03-28 11:27:02 PM  
He's the coach of the L.A. Kings now, incidentally.
 
2008-03-29 12:51:23 AM  
Go Sharks


Oh, CANUCKS, NO!
 
2008-03-29 12:59:09 AM  
The coach hired Tonya Harding to off him?
 
2008-03-29 01:59:42 AM  
can't blame Bertuzzi for this one, he's just spreading the blame around. Hey if I was on the spot I'd start naming names.
 
2008-03-29 02:52:55 AM  
4NSpy: can't blame Bertuzzi for this one, he's just spreading the blame around. Hey if I was on the spot I'd start naming names.

It's a lot more than blame. Adding Crawford in a 3rd-party lawsuit means that if Moore is award damages (not likely, but possible), Crawford is partially liable.
 
2008-03-29 03:40:30 AM  
Bertuzzi is a farking criminal.

East German border guards "just following orders" didn't work either.
 
2008-03-29 11:40:18 AM  
Anything that will keep the fights out of hockey and let the players get back to slashing, butt-ending and high-sticking is fine with me.
 
2008-03-29 01:10:32 PM  
Goon, subby?
Bertuzzi was the most exciting player in the league before the Moore incident.

On a side note, think of how different the canucks would be right now if Steve Moore never existed...
 
2008-03-29 01:24:56 PM  
On a side note, think of how different the canucks would be right now if Steve Moore never existed...

If not Moore then someone else would have hit him. Besides this would have never happened if there was no instigator rule and they actually let the "enforcers" deal with it. Or if Naslund did the first thing they tell you once you start in the contact ages. Keep your head up! I've been run over a couple times but I never blamed anyone else on it but myself.
 
rka
2008-03-29 03:57:19 PM  
hitmanric: Keep your head up! I've been run over a couple times but I never blamed anyone else on it but myself.

And the funny thing was, neither did Naslund.

If the Nucks would have just skated up to Moore immediately after the hit or at least in the next game in Colorado and handled it like the Wings handled the Ian Laperriere on Lindstrom hit, or how Laperriere handled the Jack Johnson hit on Ryan Smyth there would have been no issue.

No, neither hit was illegal or even dirty, but there is a certain amount of space that "star" players are supposed to be afforded. So when someone violates that space, you let them know that you take offense. BUT YOU DO IT IMMEDIATELY and Face to Face. You don't sit in the weeds for 2 games, all the while talking shiate about bounties, and then jump him from behind in the 3rd period of a blowout in your own barn....especially after he had fought once already.

Holy crap, if Bertuzzi was so butt-hurt over the hit on Naslund, where was he at the end of the game where it actually happened or, barring that, in the NEXT GAME? No one challenged Moore in Colorado, they waited for the 2nd game and jumped him at home....after they got their asses handed to them on the scoreboard.

That's what is so offensive about this whole thing. The sheer cowardice of the whole thing.
 
2008-03-29 04:29:56 PM  
rka: Agreed, completely. The Canucks screwed that one up in every way possible. I mean, Brad May skated over and shoved Moore around a little, but really, that's it for that game.

In terms of actually hurting Naslund, well, no, that didn't happen. People may think the Sedins/Naslund are pushovers, but they miss very, very few games due to injury - they're relatively tough.

Oh, and copy and paste that to every Buffalo fan.
 
2008-03-29 06:11:46 PM  
If you go after a superstar player, be ready to fight.

Don't try and layout the other team's captain then refuse to drop the gloves.

Jordan Tootoo takes this to a whole different level though, with his "questionable dirty hit then crosscheck-in-the-mouth to the next guy in range" tactic.
 
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