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Despicable act deserves harsh punishment

Updated: March 12, 2004, 11:26 AM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- You sit back, take deep breaths, search for means of awarding a benefit of a doubt to Vancouver Canucks winger Todd Bertuzzi.

But then you keep coming back to this, and this almost certainly is the case from the Maritimes to Florida, from British Columbia to Southern California:

Bertuzzi's cheap-shot sucker punch from behind on Colorado's Steve Moore on Monday night in Vancouver, and then his driving of Moore's head into the ice, was despicable and indefensible.

Bertuzzi ...

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