Bertuzzi will get suspended...
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03-09-2004, 07:12 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
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elements of a crime:
intent, motive and opportunity.
Intent is there, as Bertuzzi was making threats to get Moore, chased him around the ice as Moore was retreating and with premeditation punched him and drove his head into the ice, causing serious physical injury with more then likely permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Fits the elements of a crime to me.
Hopefully the Vancouver Police agency looks into this and charges Bertuzzi with assault. The NHL CANNOT condone Bertuzzi's actions and he should be suspended pending the outcome of any criminal action. After the criminal portion is finished, the NHL should make a determination based on psychological evaluations, anger management evaluations and probation/parole reports if it is SAFE to allow him back.
The NHL is obligated to protect the players. Failure to protect is grounds for a lawsuit.
My best wishes go out to Steve Moore, his brother's Dom and Mark and the entire Moore family. May he return to playing the game he loves.
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