Todd Bertuzzi is used to being booed in Calgary.
The former Vancouver Canucks forward has been absent from the Saddledome for more than a year but Flames fans haven't forgotten their favourite villain.
Bertuzzi, who is over his recent concussion and suited up last night for his first playoff game since 2003, also remembers what it's like to play in the Saddledome.
After the 3-2 Flames victory, the Detroit Red Wings winger admitted he wasn't surprised to be heckled every time he touched the puck.
Bertuzzi heckled in return to Calgary
Surely some of you Bertuzzi haters are Sens fans... Hypocracy at it's best.
G, 2007-05-02 15:29:11
As for Naslund, I think he needs another crack to jar his eyeballs loose, why else would he skate past the puck standing still for him during a shootout? To say Moore tried to hurt him is dumb, show the hit along side the hit delivered by Armstrong to Eaves the other night and see which is worse. At least the kid had the class to call Eaves, something Bertuzzi left in the parking lot the night he chased the opposing teams bus when he played junior.
Bulldog, 2007-04-19 15:16:06
Rich, 2007-04-19 12:25:01
More to the point... If you watch the video closely what hurt Moore the most was the dog pile after the punch, after his head was positioned awkwardly against the ice under the weight of Bertuzzi.
Why doesn't anyone question the 3 or 4 others that jumped on top of the pile that unfortunately had Steve Moore on the bottom? I don't agree with the way Bertuzzi handled his spat with Moore but there were many more involved with the injuries Mr. Moore received than just Todd Bertuzzi.
As a matter of fact I believe it was the Avalanche that called Dog pile and jumped on top first. Anytime you add 900 + lbs. to the back of the head and neck of a person it will cause some damage, Bertuzzi's sucker punch just knocked Moore out.
Todd Bertuzzi has sat out his suspension, now we should look to the others (Mr. Moore included) that also contributed to this unfortunate incident.
Cal, 2007-04-19 11:29:32