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
Cheers to a better game,
Peter, 2007-04-19 09:29:39
Hard to believe that a thug and "coward" like that is still allowed to play and get away with not compensating young Moore. He "destroyed" a young athletes goal of playing in the NHL, but yet his allowed to make a nice living out of it.
I have no sympathy for "cowards". Anyone that hits a human being the way Bertuzzi did, is in my opinion, nothing but a "coward".
He should crawled back under the rock he came out off.
It makes me ill to even see him playing.
Hard to believe that this individual was even considered to play for our National team. Comes to show the kind of leadership we have in the NHL.
Personally, I can't wait to never hear his name again. It makes me sick to see him on TV.
I can't stand to look at him!
Eduardo Echeverria, 2007-04-19 08:57:29
To say that he didn't intend to break Steve Moore's neck is correct. But to say that it was the pile-up of players was the reason and that Bertuzzi wasn't responsible is wrong. If he hadn't had hit Moore from behind in the first place, then nothing this severe would have happened. Frontier justice by NHL players is the problem and is why Moore is where he is. I don't believe the courts should be involved, but it might stop someone from doing a "Bertuzzi" in the future. I just hope that Bertuzzi never wins a Stanley Cup and I will cheer against him every single time.
John, 2007-04-19 02:05:50
Bert made the mistake, he paid the penalty as handed to him and now is attempting to make a full comeback which has been difficult because of fans who will not give up.
Steve Moore was lucky to even play that game. Yes, it is too bad what happened to him, but Bert did not mean to break the guys neck. He accidentally did something that caused him to fall in an awkward way and unfortunatly for Steve Moore, his teammates jumped on top as well.
Bert is not a villan, he is not an idiot, he is a hard-working, dedicated hockey player who deserves better from the hockey world.
Jay Fendley, 2007-04-18 23:01:31
"See ya; wouldn't want to be ya..." comes to mind ultimately, if and when it goes to Civil Court. Bertuzzi probably won't be sitting alone at the Respondent table. It could be the creation of case law regarding vicarious complicity, if there is such a term, for fellow team personnel leading up to incidents of similar consequences. On the other hand, it will likely end in settlement.
Mel Auten, 2007-04-18 22:10:10