Dud For Life: Part III – The Trial of Bertuzzi v. Moore

Steve Moore Bertuzzi

So the incident we-all-know-so-well happened on March of 2004. Yes, that’s three and a half years ago, yet us hockey fans still have to suffer through the never-ending trial news that tends to pop up every few weeks.

Honestly, we get it. 

Todd Bertuzzi did something wrong and Steve Moore hasn’t stopped crying. But the real crime is the lack of settlement or end, which has resulted in more and more news stories that bore fans half to death. 

You would think that we would stop hearing about this court case after a year, but due to the lack of priority, or a slow legal system, the fight for money is still ongoing. And that’s basically what this has all come down to. Money.

Moore wants more because he can’t play hockey again, and is starting to show the world that he’s a selfish prick. His desire for playing hockey obviously isn’t as strong as his fellow athletes. Eric Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes came back from a “broken freaking neck” (quote courtesy of Kurt Angle) a couple years ago to play the remaining few games of his team’s season. We didn’t hear him crying for sympathy. Yes, what Bertuzzi did was wrong, and a disgrace to the game, but at least he’s moved on.

Since the punch, Big Bert has played for Vancouver, Florida, Detroit, and now Anaheim. He served his suspension, fought through his own injuries, and has accepted his disgusting actions. He even offered an apology to Moore, who refused to accept it.

Today, more news came out of this trial. Moore’s lawyers claimed that Bertuzzi’s transfer of home ownership to his wife was “fraudulent conveyance”. Wah wah wah. Money money money.

Don’t waste our time with this hissy fit battle. Finalize this trial already and stop clogging up more worthy headlines like Willie Mitchell’s one game goal scoring streak.

I rather read about that. 

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7 Responses

  1. I think that’s a pretty narrow perspective on Moore. It’s not all just whining and complaining — there’s something more behind it.

    Firstly, comparing it to Cole is silly, since Cole wasn’t gooned by anyone. Of course he didn’t cry for sympathy, since it was a fluke not an attack that resulted in his wounds.

    However, the fact that he likely could be playing is true. Where the issue lays is Moore’s potential. Once again, comparing him to Cole, whose hockey career is arguably just blooming, is slightly ridiculous. Moore was a fouth-line goon who wasn’t likely to advance to anything substantial. Of course he’s not going to try to come back to that when this is giving him far more fame and potentially money than every before!

    Also, Moore likely believes in the principle of the situation. He’s a lawyer… he likely sees it as an act of justice that Bertuzzi should get hit hard for what he did.

    I’m a huge Bertuzzi fan. I wish the news would fade, too. But am I surprised at Moore’s bahaviour, or do I think he’s just whining? No. He’s using the situation for all it’s worth, and that’s sadly underwhelming.

  2. Who knows how well Moore would have played. True, Eric Cole is head above Moore, but they both, in a way, suffered the same injury. All be it, it was different incidents that led to the injury. However, I used Cole as an example because it goes to show that it is possible to come back from this injury as opposed to wearing a neck brace for the rest of your life.

    I’m pointing out that money is a major issue in why we are still hearing about this case. He is using all this to his advantage and it is sickening. Of course, I’m not undermining Bertuzzi’s actions but Moore needs to get on with his life. Potential or not, Moore could have still recovered enough to continue playing hockey if his heart was actually in the sport.

    Unfortunately, he decides to continually pursue Bertuzzi’s wallet, and there is still no final settlement. It’s starting to become old news in this ever-growing sports world.

    Hosea C

  3. Unfortunately, he decides to continually pursue Bertuzzi’s wallet, and there is still no final settlement. It’s starting to become old news in this ever-growing sports world.

    Heh, no debate there. It was old news after the sports channels all dedicated an entire day to showing the footage of Bert killing Moore…

  4. or when SI decided to put the video frame of the incident over a two-page spread…

    haha

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  6. […] hogged the highlight reel (again, for better or worse) and continues to plague the newsreel with redundant recaps of his past offenses might be served best by a good ol’ bout of invisibility syndrome. The old mantra of “no […]

  7. STFU all of you, quit bitching about your porr ol’ bertuzzi getting caught for doing something he derserves. If he goes broke I wouldn’t care, Moore is going after medical compensation and trauma compensation. Be happy the NHL let Bertuzzi come back to the NHL. Hes a dirty, lowsy, good-for-nothing prick who deserves to be banned from the NHL for good

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