The NHL has decided the 17 months Todd Bertuzzi was prevented from playing hockey is enough punishment
Uh, ****wad Bettman? He only missed 13 regular games and 7 playoff games, that's barely a month of hockey
Danson said Bertuzzi should be suspended for 82 games, the same penalty Marty McSorley received for clubbing Donald Brashear on the head with his stick.
Hmm, heat of the moment versus visibly stalking a player on the ice. Yeah, I agree, chasing a guy around the ice and then jumping him from behind is far less intense.
Bettman said he realizes that because of the labour dispute, some people may think a 17-month suspension is "inadequate, and not proportionate to suspensions imposed on other players."
"I am comfortable and confident that Mr. Bertuzzi suffered an even more significant impact financially and emotionally during the full term of his suspension," Bettman said.
Once again, Bettman hasn't a ******* clue. Mr. Bertuzzi suffered a financial impact greater than the end of a career (albeit mediocre, but I bet Moore was making more a year than the $500K Bertuzzi lost in salary. And emotionally? **** him, we're all responsible for our actions, trivial of thuggery.
In December Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and received a conditional discharge. He was sentenced to a year's probation and 80 hours of community service.
Joke sentence. Any of us would have seen prison time. 80 hours of community service?
That Gretzky is supporting this is disappointing too, but I guess he knows where his bread is buttered.
I'm as sick of this as anyone is, but the league and the justice system left it wide open to fester for years.
Have to add this after the fact: I hate Bettman, ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* really ******* hate him. He's an ass and destroying the league. He won the battle but hasn't got a clue how to run a war. Jackass. Moron. ****tard. Idiot. Wanker.