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Moore’s civil suit against Bertuzzi delayed…again

Jul 29, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

Bertuzzi Moore

The ongoing Steve Moore-Todd Bertuzzi saga will stretch into next year.

That’s the word according to Jeff Z. Klein the New York Times, who reports the civil suit brought by Moore against Bertuzzi, the Vancouver Canucks and Marc Crawford has been pushed from its original Sept. 24 date to late January 2013.

Moore’s lawyers confirmed the delay on Saturday, noting that the defense requested the adjournment.

“Selection of the six-member jury will begin Jan. 28. Lawyers expect an 8- to-12-week trial,” Klein writes. “No further delays in the trial date are anticipated, because under Canadian judicial practice no jury trials are held over the summer.”

The projected timeframe means the trial could coincide with the nine-year anniversary of Bertuzzi’s attack on Moore — the incident occurred on Mar. 8, 2004 — one that left Moore with three fractured neck vertebrae and a concussion, injuries that ended his playing career.

The former Colorado Avalanche is seeking $38 million in damages.

In February, Bertuzzi signed a two-year, $4.15 million contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, a deal that bumped his career earnings to nearly $38 million. Crawford, meanwhile, has signed on to coach the Zurich Lions of the Swiss Hockey League for the 2012-13 season.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Bertuzzi is a scumbag.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      Lil rats who run their mouth shouldn’t turn their back and keep running their rat mouth with a guy who wants to knock your team out.

      Too bad talentless Rat Moore didn’t have any guts or an off-button, he wouldn’t have had his rat neck broken.
      No loss, Steve Moore was a worthless rat scumbag player who hide behind the instigator rule.
      Glad he’s done in the NHL
      Thank you Todd for removing him

      • jrillah10 - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM

        You’re a tool. I guess a cheap shot makes you a real man and player. Only scumbags sucker punch people from behind. Bertuzzi is a joke. Always has been. I guess it hurts when someone runs their mouth and the tough guy you are, you blast him from behind. DBag.

      • trinityeagle - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM

        I can’t believe that I am reading this. He not only ruined a young man’s career, but he also changed the young man’s entire life.

        Instead of feeling bad about it, you for some reason feel that it is justified. I am not sure if I am more ashamed of you, or the 4 (and counting) other idiots that agreed with you.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        Steve Moore had no career in the NHL other than the 4th line and trying to injure players far superior to him.
        You want me to feel bad that he learned a lesson most of the planet already knows?
        You don’t turn your back seconds after running your mouth off to a guy who is already intending to punch you in the face. Cowardly rat’s actions put himself in the position he ended up in.
        And GOOD, because the NO TALENTS of the NHL can’t be allowed to run around doing what Moore was doing.
        Blame the NHL for not suspending Moore previously
        Blame the NHL for the instigator rule
        Blame Steve Moore for being a rat
        Feel bad that Todd fell on this rat awkwardly and has to listen to people who never played hockey at a serious level in their lives.
        You would think a guy who spent 4 years at Harvard wouldn’t be so stupid.
        And on that note, ya Steve Moore is a Harvard boy he is and will be ok.
        He doesn’t deserve to play in the NHL

        Again THANK YOU TODD

      • zaksyuk - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM

        Is this the guy bashing me for bashing someone 2 articles ago? Crazy !

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

        so considering you are running your mouth off right now being a classless idiot, if I was next to you and shot you in the face, horribly deforming you forever and you lived… you would be like “oh well, I got what was coming to me” you are honestly worse than this soup can moron because you mean what you say, the other guy is just mentally challenged.

        if anyone deserves to get banned on this its you… and all 14 people who thumbed down me and thumbed up you because each of them clearly knows nothing about humanity or hockey as well

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        Seek help thru medication and put a tourniquet on that heart.
        yes yes ban me for making you look stupid in the past or echoing what has been said in many hockey circles, echoing what Steve Moore’s own team-mate Scott Parker said about it.
        Do you actually care about thumbs up and down? Seems like you do.
        Sad and Funny
        I played in the Q, as an overager as well, where did you play to learn so much about hockey?

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

        wow, where did I learn about hockey??? well lets see when I was 6 I started playing and watching hockey in many forums… roller, floor, street, ice, hell even bubble hockey. As I grew up watching as many games that were on TV a year and playing hockey 7 days a week for 13 years until I was too old for youth hockey leagues and started playing in mens league, then I studied at the college which was where the first hockey game was ever played (not sure if you know where that is or anything about it) with 9 guy to each side on ice at a time with a square puck, I have been watching, playing and learning everything about this game since I was a kid. I may not be the best player but I know more than you do about the sport.

        I know different GM’s run their team in different ways, I know more about hockey than just what you see on the ice. I said it was a bad business decision for the Preds to match for Weber, since the team is run with short term inexpensive contracts and they dont spend more than the cap floor if they can, it was a bad decision for them to do what they did, that hasnt changed. You have never made me look stupid in the past.

        Oh, and good work having your own opinion on the situation… Echoing what others have said, who cares, its your thought and your own choice to make… all you have done is show your classlessness and how idiotic you can be.

        I also dont care about thumbs up or down, just saying the fact people would thumbs up your rant about people deserving to get their neck broken for playing hockey is just showing how little faith we should have in the human race. This is not about hockey, this is about humanity.

        Like I said, you are talking trash like a moron so if I put you in the hospital and make sure you cant do what you love for the rest of your life I am glad you will know it was deserved.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

        You sure did type a lot of stuff I stopped reading after “Bubble hockey”

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

        And oh yes, despite all your efforts you still came up with “THE PREDS CAN’T AFFORD TO MATCH”.

        Talk about a waste of time, you put in all that effort and still can’t play and don’t understand the sport.

        I guess it’s like anything else in life, you can attempt to teach a stupid person to be a doctor but usually it’s just not happening no matter how much time and effort is put into it.

        BTW when are you going to learn to stop trying to go back and forth with me? You’re out of your league.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        I understand fran…. you ask a question, I give you a intelligent response, you dont read it… your a moron I should simplify it for you.

        there you go… there is 6 secs between where the clip starts (which moore is not looking or talking to Todd) and where Todd cheap shots him then jumps on his back. so saying moore turned away right away and got jumped just shows you are wrong.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

        Sigh, case in point…

        When calling someone a moron, it is important to get the You’re vs Your correct.
        Otherwise you just look….well how you always end up looking

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM

        actually fran, I am winning this argument, not sure what you have been reading.

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

        welp, you got me there… I did say your a rather than you’re…. could also be auto correct because when I write youare it auto corrects to your. not making excuses, just I usually dont make a mistake like that so I am kinda shocked.

      • langforc - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM


        You’re really going to correct someone’s grammar? Half the post you write on ProHockeyTalk are impossible to read because your grasp of the English language is so small.

        With that being said Bert took a major cheapshot and no one should ever applaud that. He ended a guys career whether he was going to be a 4th liner for life or not. You need to take your own advice and stop making yourself look like a moron.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

        Welcome to yesterdays news

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

        so now you think your better than someone because he does not go on PHT everyday… I went to work, its not like people with lives spend all day trying to out smart other people on the internet.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM

        You still yammering here? Old news my God move on. Go scuttle off and say something stupid like “Bert broke his neck on purpose.” Oh wait you already did that.

        And don’t kid yourself, I think Im better than many for all sorts of different reasons.

        And I do find it telling that you like your own posts, brings us back to you having a hissy fit about thumbs up vs thumbs down.

        You really do care about the approval of strangers on the internet huh? It reeks of desperation. Add that to your obvious inability to get over things… I bet you’re something else with the ladies.

        Honest question, what medication have you been described for your chemical imbalance/ personality disorder. If the answer is none you should see your doctor.

        Again. Why do you come back for more?

      • mclovinhockey - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

        Lets see, since yesterday you sighed and thought you were better due to a your and you’re screw up… The medication I was “described” for me when I was younger… yup, do not think you are better than anyone for any reason.

        who said I thumbs up or down anything. there are a lot of other people who get notifications from this as well who may have done it.

        I did not come back on here for any other reason than my notifications. Enjoy living life thinking you are better than everyone while every person who sees you in a given day looks at you and thinks, wow this person is a loser. I bet you have one of those fast ass cars and drive around with your music up and windows down thinking you are impressing people.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM

        So I nailed the medication thing. LOL Shocker

        And you are totally right about me, Popping my collar, putting in Autographs “Turn up the Radio” into the cassette playing and rocking it to 10 in the Fiero was totally me.

        But I didn’t I think a was impressing people.
        I knew I was

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Of course Bertuzzi is a scumbag; just like this moron “franchise” who is on here running his pie hole bemoaning “little rats who run their mouth” while he’s safe behind the keyboard in his mother’s basement. The “no loss” has really been no-talent Bertuzzi’s worthless career since all this happened and he’s been exposed as the underachieving hack that he really is.

      The only “Cowardly rat’s actions” in this whole case were those of a hack like Bertuzzi jumping a guy from behind. He must have been afraid to go man to man with Moore so he jumped him from behind like some school girl would do. Cowards run their mouth on forums like this and cowards jump people from behind.

      I guess that means “franchise” is the same kind of schoolgirl hiding behind his mama’s skirt. Who cares if you feel bad for the guy, you are irrelevant. It was a punch to the head FROM BEHIND, just the way you like it with your boyfriend. Obviously it wasn’t the punch that was the problem. It was driving a defenseless players head into the ice FROM BEHIND, just like a coward would do.

      Similar to some talentless wannabe bozo getting on a forum like this and spouting off about his hockey credentials while trying to defend some coward move.

  2. mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Easy way to lose respect for a person, thanks classlessfranchise.

    I don’t care if it would have been Darcy diving tucker, this is only a game… A religion to me, but no one deserves to get their life ruined just because they are paid to get under people’s skin.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      Couldn’t care less about you respect level

      And “life ruined” you mean the career AHL’er with a degree from Harvard who was never going to play much in the NHL?

      He ended his own hockey career when he thought he could turn his back moments after shooting his mouth off to a guy already intent on punching him in the face.

      I want you ALL to try this out, go out in the real world, find a guy and piss him off. And as he is coming after you, you turn you back and see what happens. Hate to break it to yas but the same thing can and will happen on the ice that happens in real life.

      I can name 20 more vicious attacks than was Bert did, half of them Im the Summit Series. But it’s the result that has everyone upset.

      Moore can blame himself

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Hey smart guy, if someone did what Bertuzzi did in “real life” it would be called aggravated assault and Bertuzzi would still be in jail. Just because you don’t like someone doesn’t mean that person deserved to have their life altered and career ended.

        Personally I like Bertuzzi and his style of play. I don’t think anyone honestly believes that he intended to end Moore’s career, but this is “real life” and in “real life” you must pay for your actions intentional or not.

        awesomersfranchise, Dude you are the epitome of classless.

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        Hey “smart guy” cool story
        Ummm and when am I supposed to feel bad for the plaintiff?
        Yup sure would be a court case, but again, why should I feel bad for the guy who asked for it?
        And of course we are talking about a sport that basically has legalize assaults happening in every game.

        We are still talking about a punch to the side of a helmeted head with a padded glove. Hurts, sure. Anything close to swinging a stick or cross check to the head? Nope, close to a elbow to the head? Nope

        Just a awkward result brought on by a rat who was asking for it.

        But again, cool story.
        Im guessing you feel bad for that guy who provoked the other because he has a case…..
        Brilliant stuff my man

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      once again right now there is no difference from what Moore was doing and what we are doing… guess I should put you in a head lock and snap your neck

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

        You must have not been in many fights in your life dude. Maybe you should let a 250 lbs monster sucker punch you from behind with a padded glove and see how that feels. As for the rest of your nonsense, only a tool would be glad that someone’s career was ended because he wasn’t a star player. I hope Moore gets every dime of that 38 million whether his market value was with it or not.

  3. canucks18 - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I don’t think that Moore “deserved” any of this but the $38 million in damages seems a little steep in terms of return compensation. Moore was nowhere near a $38 million earner over his career or even if he was in the league for 20 years.

  4. zaksyuk - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    You know im a devoted wings fan i see this bert every game he isnt hurt. He plays hard and sticks up for his team mates, whats wrong with that? Everyone was praising him when he fought Weber for what he did to Z. You dont what moore did to naslund without consequence but its a damn shame he broke his neck kinda.

  5. cosmoandmelovepens - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Wow, this kid is actually glad someone had his life ruined… Bertuzzi is a scumbag, plain and simple.

  6. micklethepickle - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Have to agree that Moore was a cheap shot artist. It really is unfortunate that he was so grievously injured, but those are the chances you take when you play a full contact sport.

    Think about it this easy – if something similar happened to Matt Cooke, none of you would be thinking “Wow, karma finally caught up with him”? I would certainly be cheering my heart out. I’ve read dozens of comments proclaiming that Crosby’s injury was just desserts for the Pens employing Cooke, but all of you are here demonizing Bertuzzi for evening the score?

    How strange.

    • micklethepickle - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      Meant to say “think about THIS way” …. damn phones and their auto-correct.

    • zaksyuk - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      somthing smilmilar to matt cooke was when evander kane knocked him the explitive out lol

  7. mrpigs - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Sean Avery rules!!!

  8. sjsharks66 - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    You know why you shouldn’t cheer if Cooke had his career ended by something similar to this? Because he has had made a huge change to better his game. He wants to be a better player, I’m sure for his kids sake to.

    If you can’t accept that and would still cheer if he had his career ended, I feel sorry for you.

    • micklethepickle - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      I am sure the fact that Cooke has played one lonely season as a “clean” player makes Savard feel like it was worth having his brains scrambled/career ended. I am sure LeCavalier, one of the greats to play the game, didn’t mind that he had to have surgery and had his game severely impinged by Cooke, because, hey, the guyhasn’t ended anyone’s career in almost two years! Let’s let bygones be bygones, am I right??

      Here’s some Pens fans documenting all of the players he’s severely injured:

      This is probably the only issue where I’m with Bruins fans. Cooke is a disgrace to the game. Notice Bertuzzi was sticking up for a teammate when all of this went down, and since has been near-saintly in his NHL play. It took the owner of the Penguins (his boss) to publicly admit that he was embarrassed by Cooke to get him to stop trying to end careers. Berts made a terrible mistake (I don’t think anyone on here actually believes he WANTED to cripple Moore), but it wasn’t in trying to make a goon account for ending his captain’s season.

  9. earlcpeacock - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    philthadelphians are the epitome of classless. this bertuzzi should play for the flygirls. scum bags. PHILTHY CREAM CHEESE IS GROSS

    • zaksyuk - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      gay count : 6

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Great the 12 year old Kansas City Penguins fan is back. Does mommy and daddy know your back on the internet again?

      • letangusespertplus - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

        i heard soup can sid bertuzzi’d your moms balloon knot

  10. broadstbully33 - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    donate your cans to avoid another bankruptcy claim in pitt

  11. mrpigs - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Alls I know is mclovinhockey has stated that Shane Doan will pick what hockey team he plays for based on its regional hospital quality! Ur a clown

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      since this is “alls” you know, guess you should leave this page considering this is a misquote. All I said was since Doan has kids, he will be taking things like schools and hospitals into consideration as well. He would not be the first athlete to chose Philly over another city or even a crap load more money just because of our hospitals. Just facts pig.

  12. blomfeld - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM


    What Bertuzzi did was wrong, as were Moore’s actions prior. Regardless, any reasonable person knows that this was a case of “poor” decision making which unfortunately lead to a very bad result. No different from someone choosing to make that light at the intersection and in the process, forever changing someone’s life for the worse. It’s tragic to say the least, yet it’s further proof that people ought to think before they act.

    Nonetheless, the biggest villains of all in this matter are the lawyers, as is usually the case. These cold-blooded parasites can always be counted on to embrace other people’s misery, which they then seek to parlay into financial gain for themselves. Why wasn’t this case dealt with eight years ago after it occurred ? … due process ? … discovery ? What a load of crap I say ! The reason cases like this get dragged out is because they’re absolute “gold mines” for the parasitic lawyers involved. Every day, week, month and year that goes by equates to more lavish income for this human vermin. In fact, I have far greater respect for squirrels and rats than I would ever have for these bearded, cunning, deceitful, leeches who think they’re “all that” …

    • paledevil - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

      how did Abba get more thumps down than the soup ?

    • hockeydon10 - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      You’re right. The term “billable hours” is what is really driving this onward and upward, to an ever greater length of time until resolution.

  13. earlcpeacock - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    matt cooke is the most underrated player in the league! when soup can sid was on his line last year he tore up the league as per usual when a guy with a chunky meat bayonet is on ur line. MATT COOKE IS THE MAN! CHEESESTEAKS TASTE LIKE ANAL BLOOD

    • weaveman38 - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      So you know what anal blood tastes like? Brainless analogy…

  14. mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Thanks for misquoting me. I said Philly has some of the best hospitals in the world (since he has kids, being close to the best children’s hospital in the world doesn’t hurt)
    Not that he will base his decision solely on this. CHOP was a reason we have landed other athletes with sick children.
    I know Doans kids are healthy but you can never be too careful.

    If you are going to insult me do it right.

  15. mrpigs - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Seriously how fun is it antagonize mclovinhockey??!! Sunday Funday!

  16. letangusespertplus - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Cheese Whiz is the closest thing they could find to sids baby gravy from his tumeschent rod, that is why filthy slathers it all over their food.

  17. habsman - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Brian Burke and Marc Crawford rolled the snowballs, Todd Bertuzzi simply threw them.

  18. paledevil - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    i want to read a book about that season that game and the incident.. Prefer NuckLuck to write it but… whoever Maybe Pierre if he was there

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