All of the section I bolded is your own personal speculation and completely unfounded, unless you have legit sources you'd like to provide links to.
I fell bad for Bert that this s*** is STILL dragging out.
I think we ALL felt horribly for Moore when the incident happened, and a lot of us either disliked or hated Bert for the incident. But after all the years and what has transpired since, I think a lot of people have actually done a complete 180 and now feel bad for Bert and dislike Moore.
Moore represents the typical North American "sue happy" culture. First off, he could have played hockey again if he wanted to. He did not want to becasue he was banking on becoming a millionaire in his lawsuit. Second, Moore was not a good hockey player and would never have made the anywhere even close to the amount he is sueing for, claiming he would have made.
And the fact that Moores money grubbing parents are also trying to get in on the sue fest by sueing Bert seperately for millions for "emotional trauma" or some other such nonsense becasue they saw the hit on TV is some of the most ridiculous s*** I have heard of. Its disgusting and Moores parents should be ashamed of themselves. But then again, it shows us where Moore gets his values from and the overall picture becomes a bit clearer.
How about every time a player gets injured, the parents sue the guy who delivered the hit? Better yet, how about every time a player even gets checked or knocked down, the parents sue? Ridiculous.....
I think the biggest shift in opinion here at LGW has more to do with Bert wearing the winged wheel than anything else. Regardless, Bert and the Nucks should've ponied up for an offer that at the very least wasn't insulting for Moore's injuries, so they could put this behind them. The 350k Bert offered in 2006 was an insult considering the league minimum was greater than that. Even if Moore only had to miss a season due to his injuries, he would've been out more money than that. Burke only compounded things with his derisively offering a contract when Moore wasn't even cleared to play. This secret deal with Crawford only makes things look worse. The hockey community circling its wagons and protecting its own, and unfortunately for Moore he wasn't around long enough to become part of that community.
This whole thing has dragged on far too long, and it's not just Moore's fault.