Monday, February 21, 2005

Simmer down Nazzy

Anyone else think Markus Naslund should shutup?

"This is just a guy who's trying to hit a home run (financially)," Naslund said to the Sun. "Someone who wasn't good enough to play.

"I'm not saying what (Bertuzzi did) was right. But if it was me, I'd be doing everything I could to get back and play and show everyone the character I have . . . instead of trying to sue everyone."
Well, personally, I think Moore has every right to sue Bertuzzi. Whether or not he's justified in suing from the U.S. — when the incident took place in Vancouver — isn't as clear. Moore is sort of stuck as he has a limited window where he can file litigation on the matter, and with it looking like his career is over, he had to make the move now. Despite what Markus says, Moore was good enough to play in the NHL — what an ignorant comment. So if Moore is a superstar, he is more justified in being compensated for some ogre bashing his head in?

This is the first time I've ever thought Naslund sounded like an asshole. I always believed he was one of the classiest NHLers out there, but I guess I was wrong.

You won't hear Trevor Linden saying this stuff.


At 3:41 p.m., February 21, 2005, Blogger Sea Otter said...

Naslund is expressing a school of thought out there, probably quite prevalent through the player ranks, that Moore is milking this thing. As you can probably tell, I have my suspicions as well. Put it this way -- Moore sure isn't bouncing back the way you would expect a well conditioned 26 year old athlete to bounce back, especially a guy with zero prior history of concussion problems.

His fractures long since healed, and his list of alleged physical ailments now are all of the fuzzy, "soft tissue", impossible to prove or disprove variety, such as headaches, depression, etc. These sound an awful lot like the vague symptoms people claim when they are angling for a big cheque after an auto accident.

Should this ever land in court (I expect an out of court settlement) you can expect Bertuzzi's lawyers to give Moore's injury claims a pretty thorough and unflattering analysis.

At 4:11 p.m., February 21, 2005, Anonymous David M Singer said...

Naslund's pissed off that Moore's suing and he said so. Better than the generic garbage that usually comes out of a player's mouth, whether or not I agree with the strength of his statement.

Moore brings this lawsuit the day after the season is cancelled, less than a year after the incident, and never giving playing again a shot. That's not going to win you any friends in the NHL, nor will it probably help his brother Dominic any.

At 4:32 p.m., February 21, 2005, Anonymous Casey said...

Naslund is typically a class act. This is not classy.

His buddy Bert messed up this guy's life and future earning potential.

I feel bad for Bertuzzi because this obviously ended up far worse than he intended. But it doesn't change the fact that Moore is a mess. If it were Nazzy with the broken neck are we supposed to really believe that he wouldn't pursure legal recourse?

I'm with you. Naslund should shut it.

At 4:50 a.m., February 23, 2005, Blogger Nick said...

What do you expect from an avalanche player? no class.

At 8:42 p.m., April 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moores the biggest pussy, he's trying so hard to sue Bertuzzi even when he could be playing by now. He's not a real hockey player, hes a wimpy little rich boy whos not even good at hockey.Naslunds right to be pist about this little rat giving his teammate so much trouble. Bertuzzi has served much more punishment then he should have. Hopefully Moore will give up, since his case has been thrown out of every court he has gone to. Also, good luck to Bertuzzi with the Red Wings.

At 11:33 p.m., July 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:48 a.m., December 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moore, who himself had never played a full year of hockey in his entire 'career,' and has three times more penalty minutes than points, is suffering post concussion syndrome- and is seeking $18 million. Even his parents are suing...I mean, c'mon!!!

I don't know if the Moore family is rich or not, but opportunistic seems to be a reasonable conclusion.

Frankly, I think Naslund is right: Moore is trying to tap into an income stream that he never would've earned in his 'career,' and even his folks are trying to get in on the action.

My advice to Moore would be to focus on treatment for your condition, put together a reasonable compensation proposal and offer it to Bertuzzi's legal team as a means to end the impasse (I agree with Moore's legal team- offering $350,000 at this point is patronizing and insulting), if you manage to finalize a fair compensation proposal, use that to forgive Bertuzzi, and work on getting yourself better!

If you can't get past your post concussion syndrome to get back into hockey condition, then its time to focus on something else that can make you feel good. But seriously...its time to move on with your life, and stop being known as 'that guy' who got hit from behind!

At 3:12 a.m., March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should shut up and Moore should stop being a b*tch! It's been years and he's still trying to sue. Naslund is 100% right here. Moore was a crappy player. He wasn't good at all. He never played a full season. Exactly what Naslund said, he should be focusing on trying to get better and get back to the game, so many other players have gone through worse injuries and come back. Moore is a pussy a$$ b*tch! Even his parents are trying to sue, now obviously they're all just trying to get rich off of this, i mean c'mon $18 million, something Moore would NEVER have made in his entire "career." Seriously the guy is a friken joke! Get over it Moore, you were a sh*tty player and that's that. Bertuzzi owes you NOTHING! You've already put him through way too much sh*t! You owe him an apology if anything.


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