Has it really been 10 years since the Bertuzzi-Moore incident?

Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks talks to the media prior to start of the the Canuck's NHL...

Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks talks to the media prior to start of the the Canuck's NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at General Motors Place on March 10, 2004 in Vancouver, Canada. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:24 PM ET

You hear it’s been 10 years and you have to check.

That long already? Really?

Ten years since Todd Bertuzzi, then with the Vancouver Canucks, sucker-punched Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche, breaking Moore’s neck and ending his career?

It was retribution for Moore’s hit on Canucks captain Markus Naslund, a questionable hit that left Naslund bloodied and concussed.

Bertuzzi’s attack was an evening of accounts -- “We play them two more times, so ...” Bertuzzi said after Moore’s hit on Naslund and the unspoken words hung in the air -- but this thing, a decade later, is still far from being resolved.

Moore struggled with the effects of the attack and held out hope he could return to his NHL career before giving up that dream in 2009. In an interview with Sportsnet towards the end of 2013, Moore said: “It’s certainly a very difficult injury to deal with.”


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