Weinrich on Bertuzzi
Veteran NHL defenceman Eric Weinrich lives in Yarmouth, Maine, during the NHL offseason, and this year he has a regular column appearing in the local paper, the Morning Sentinal. His piece from earlier this week offers some excellent, honest insight into his teammate for the tail end of the season, Todd Bertuzzi:
Todd has served his suspension, but his sentence will never end. No matter where he plays, people call him a criminal. I witnessed it every game, and I feel it is time to let it go. I have expressed my feeling about the issue and I don't agree with his actions, but the same sort of thing has happened many times before. The game was just fortunate that no one was injured any worse. ...Weinrich is really one of the class acts in the NHL, and it's definitely interesting getting his perspecting on Bertuzzi, among other things. It'd be great to see more players taking up things like this.
I hope he gets a chance to get out of Canada and go to a city where he can leave the game at the rink and enjoy every day without the abuse.