Bertuzzi trial may change the game

Updated: June 25, 2004, 5:20 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Think what you will about British Columbia's criminal justice system taking almost four months to charge Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi with assault with intent to injure after he attacked Colorado Avalanche Steve Moore during a game and fractured three vertebrae.

It's not like it came without warning.

Not to trivialize the pain and needless injury suffered by Moore, the foolishness of Bertuzzi and the stain on the game itself, but hockey has a history of assault that rivals ...

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