Former Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford has been dragged into a multi-million dollar lawsuit over NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi's infamous sucker punch on Steve Moore.
Moore originally file the suit against Bertuzzi and courts documents show the former NHL player has now consented to name Crawford in the suit as well.
Bertuzzi sought to have Crawford included in the suit based on the claim that his NHL contract compelled him take direction from his coach.
Is Bertuzzi shifting the blame onto his coach, or is Crawford also liable for what happened on the ice in 2004? Have your say in our forum.
When Crawford said "he must pay the price" how does it translate into "sucker punch the guy and punch him senseless while he's faced down, unconscious on the ice?"
ROLLINGROCKS, 2008-03-28 18:15:43
Finally someone with some common sence. There is many events that led up to this and so far Bertuzzi has takin all the blame. I have yet to see anyone get crushed vertibrae from gettin puched in the face. People have gotten kicked in the head from horses and not gotten that kind of injury. Anyone with half a brain knows the injury came from the dog pile. Now as far as the cheap shot. . . he never should have gone about it that way. What would have been a proper way of getting the job done would be to deliver a good solid check. A little point for anyone that thinks Bertuzzi is strong enough to crush vertabrae, it was Moore's own team mate that jump on Bertuzzi's back that made him fall on Moore. Its all there on the tape. . . and don't watch the little clip that the media wants to miss lead you with and only show the cheap shot and not everyone else jumping in.
Dwain, 2008-03-28 16:12:30
Bertuzzi deliberatly tried to hurt Moore and has not paid any price. Now he blames his coach.
Crawford and the Canucks I believe were fined at the time of this incident - they paid their price.
I used to like Bertuzzi, now I see him more as the pathetic coward that he is. As for Moore, get healthy and just go away.
John, 2008-03-28 16:11:22
GFY Bertuzzi, be a man for once in your life.
Magnus, 2008-03-28 16:10:32
-sucker punched. eg "I got Bertuzzied" (you might want to get the "rights" to this Todd! It could pay your lawsuit and puppetmaster.
-stoop lower than a lawyer
Tom, 2008-03-28 16:09:30
"I was only following orders."
Didn't work in 1945 lets hope for the sake of justice that the courts see that it dosen't work in 2008.
jack, 2008-03-28 15:47:39