66. Todd Bertuzzi Cheap Shots Steve Moore
Key Players: Todd Bertuzzi, Vancouver Canucks and Steve Moore and Colorado Avalanche
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When Bertuzzi couldn't provoke a fight with Avalanche center Moore to retaliate for a check that had injured Canucks captain Markus Naslund, the winger simply punched him in the back of the head, severely injuring him. This is the type of jaw-dropping foulness that sends you straight to H-E-double-hockey-sticks.
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The NHL suspended Bertuzzi 20 games (he forfeited over $500,000 salary) but allowed him to play again in the 2005-06 season. Moore, who suffered three fractured vertebrae in his neck, vertebral ligament damage, stretching of the brachial plexus nerves, a grade three concussion, and facial cuts, has not been able to return to the NHL.