The real question is, Does this man really believe the festering puss-filled rotting corpse of an article that he wrote? Either he does believe it, in which case he's about as smart as a frequently concussed opossum after three nights in a nuclear reactor. The other possibility is that he doesn't believe what he wrote, which makes him the about as respectable as the unification of emerald ale, whiskey, chewing gum, and vomit on the bottom of my shoe after a night at O'Leary's on St. Patty's Day.
And I'm sure he's to high and fucking mighty to slum it up in the blogs, but if he actually gets wind of this here's a little medical lesson for the dipshit. Three broken vertebrae in Steve Moore's neck certainly qualifies as both "near-fatal" and "broken neck". So Pierre LaCroix was right you fucking numbskull. It wasn't
...just another bad hockey hit shown on sports shows the day after and again when the suspension is announced.. Umm no, the guy broke three vertebrae in his fucking neck. Last time I checked that's pretty fucking rare in hockey. Unprecedentedly rare.
Who has ever had a press conference to announce a fourth liner had suffered an injury? With not the least evidence to suggest that the minor damage in Moore's neck was even caused by the hit, Lacroix takes the offensive publicly to make sure Bertuzzi gets suspended by the league, something that was going to happen in any case.
You know who, the Buffalo Bills had that press conference after Kevin Everett broke his neck. The Florida Panthers had that press conference after Richard Zednik nearly blead to death in front of a live audience. You know why, because those are fucking catastrophic injuries you moron. Steve Moore had a catastrophic injury that your passing off as a god damned paper-cut. Do you know Kevin Hench? I should hook you two up, then you can sit around your hallucinogenic TV sets and recall how Lou Gehrig was a pussy, and Joe Theisman should have just rubbed some dirt on it.
And another thing- No evidence? Seriously? How about "He was fucking skating before Bertuzzi hit him, and then after that he head to be taken off on a god damned stretcher because he couldn't fucking move without risking his life"? That's not enough evidence for you? Maybe he made an announcement for the same reason those other organizations had an announcement. Because he wanted to give all the people who actually worried about the incident (you know humans who actually care about another's well-being) an update to let them know how serious it was.