Todd Bertuzzi: A class act?
It may be a while before anyone will be making that statement, but this note from the weekend on Todd Bertuzzi shows he's not all ogre:
Bertuzzi did not comment on the all the boos he heard Saturday night. But there were at least two Alberta fans who were cheering for the Canuck winger. Marvin and Roberta Lipka of Lethbridge were staying at the same Edmonton hotel as the Canucks. Marvin Lipka, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago that has left it difficult for him to speak, approached Bertuzzi for an autograph in the hotel lobby.I know some will say this is all part of an image rehabilitation by the big winger, but I'm not nearly that jaded to say so.
"He was extremely cordial, he shook both of our hands twice, and we thought 'wow, we'll get this framed,'" Roberta said. A short time later two tickets to the Saturday night's game arrived at their hotel room courtesy of Bertuzzi. "My husband was in tears," she said. "It was such a nice gesture."