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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Monday, October 10, 2005

Big Guy Still Has A Big Heart

From today's Vancouver Sun:

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. "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."
With all the negative media attention Bertuzzi has received, it's nice to read articles like this. Like most of us, Big Bert has made a regretable mistake, and now he's trying to make up for it. In the end, that's all we can ask for.
posted by J.J. Guerrero, 11:36 AM