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Despite settlement, Steve Moore never truly got his justice

Former NHL player Steve Moore settled his lawsuit with Todd Bertuzzi on Tuesday, but never got his...

Former NHL player Steve Moore settled his lawsuit with Todd Bertuzzi on Tuesday, but never got his day in court. (Mike Segar/Reuters/Files)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:13 PM ET

TORONTO - Steve Moore never wanted to settle.

He wanted his day in court. He required it, really — both personally and financially. He wanted his story told, the violent circumstances explained contextually and, possibly, understood better.

He wanted, in his own way, to peel back a layer of the underbelly of professional hockey — putting the apparent code and the game on trial. And then have others fully comprehend the pain he has endured — physically, cognitively, mentally — and the career that was stolen from him.

It happened 10 years, five months and 11 days ago. Todd Bertuzzi has earned more than $30 million since he sucker-punched Moore from behind, mounted his back, and pile-drived him to the ice in Vancouver.


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