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Steve Moore’s legal team wins court ruling

Feb 17, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

Bertuzzi Moore

Back in January, Steve Moore’s lawyer, Tim Danson, argued that an Ontario court should know why Todd Bertuzzi had dropped his lawsuit against former Canucks coach Marc Crawford that alleged Crawford had encouraged Bertuzzi to seek retribution (which he did) against Moore on Mar. 8, 2004.

Danson also wanted to know why a counter-suit by the club against Bertuzzi was dropped.

“This agreement … is the hockey code in action,” Danson said in court. “It’s making sure that those on that side are making a united front against Mr. Moore.”

This week, the judge agreed with Danson.

A ruling from the Ontario Superior Court, dated Wednesday, said minutes of the meetings that led to the settlement, which were conducted over three days in July 2011, must be provided to Moore’s lawyers within eight days of the decision.

Moore’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Bertuzzi and the Canucks is set to begin in September.

  1. sharks123 - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Makes me sick to see that thug still playing. Coward!

  2. johnnygripz - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Steve Moore is a coward. He gave a cheap shot to Marcus Naslund and had to know there would be payback. Bertuzzi gave him every opportunity to drop the gloves and settle the matter, but Moore chose to skate away as if he didn’t owe anything to the Canucks. This is what happens when you take liberties on a captain and refuse to own up to it. (And yes I know he fought Matt Cooke, but that simply wasn’t enough punishment for his crime)

    and for the record, younger brother Dominic Moore is a dirtbag too.

    • emperorzero - Feb 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      Moore actually fought in the first period of that game (where Bertuzzi took the cheap-shot). And the matter should have been settled.

  3. haterzgonahate - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    “This agreement … is the hockey code in action,”

    lol.. heaven forbid! it did happen during a hockey game after all! i agree Moore is entitled to some compensation, but let’s get it over with already shall we? we get it.. you went to law school

  4. bompster42 - Feb 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Johnnygripz typical response from a Vancouver fan

    • johnnygripz - Feb 17, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      Im not a Vancouver fan idiot

      • johnnygripz - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

        Im a Rangers fan…in fact I HATE Vancouver (as most people do)…but Steve Moore had that coming

      • t9tookey - Feb 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

        Had it coming? Are you serious? Steve Moore’s career was ended and he had it coming? Nobody has that coming, ever. As much as I hate Buttuzzi I don’t wish injury on him. I wish the NHL would have thrown him out of the league.

        Moore’s hit on Naslund wasn’t that freakin bad and certainly didn’t warrent the classless, blindside attack from Buttuzzi. And, oh yeah, Moore didn’t come close to ending Naslund’s career.

        Regardless, no matter what you think of Moore’s hit, there is no possible, ethical defense for what Buttuzzi did.

      • johnnygripz - Feb 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        when you look at the play, there is NO way you can argue that Bertuzzi was intending to break his neck…COME ON… there are dirtier plays than that on a REGULAR BASIS. The outrage is because of the unfortunate outcome…I’m not saying Moore deserved a broken neck and sever concussion. I am saying he had the punch coming to him.


      • johnnygripz - Feb 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM

        **severe concussion

  5. proudliberal85392 - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Memo to johnnygripz: I see you are yet another deep thinker offering insightful observation via a non-testosterone driven view of life.

  6. jagrbomb18 - Feb 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Ahahahahaha how did I know you were a ranger fan after reading your first post johnnygripz…there is a difference between payback for going after a captain and almost killing someone…friggin cockroaches

  7. emperorzero - Feb 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    As an Avalanche fan, Bertuzzi’s hit on Moore was as every bit as uncalled for, dangerous, stupid, etc. as Claude Lemeiux’s hit on Kris Draper back in 1996. Luckily, Claude’s hit didn’t end Draper’s career. If Bertuzzi had ended Moore’s career on a clean hit, or Moore had at least seen him coming, that would be one thing; but Bertuzzi and the Canucks (Crawford) have it coming.

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