To the people who hate Bert... his hit was the exact same as when McCarty punched Lemieux. Blind side, punch to the back of the head, and then Lemieux fell. The only difference is that Lemieux's neck didn't break because the whole Avs team didn't jump on McCarty.
I've seen the clip dozens, probably hundreds of times since the incident and I honestly believe his neck was broken during the initial second or so of the pile on. (though, obviously that could be wrong, nobody will ever know, but that is what it looked like to me)
It makes me think of that hit Kronwall put on Havlat that KO'd him. The Hawks were so blinded with rage and looking to get vengeance that they totally forgot their teammate was laying there at their feet on the ice, unconscious and unable to move, and they damn near cut his neck open with their skate blades trying to fight and go after the Wings.
Edited by sleepwalker, 03 December 2010 - 05:40 PM.