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TORONTO -- The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks should be forced to answer, in front of a jury, if he approved a career-ending sucker punch on Steve Moore, a lawyer for the former NHL player argued in court Thursday. Its now 10 years after Todd Bertuzzis infamous hit, and Moores multi-million-dollar lawsuit is finally approaching a trial. Moores lawyer, Tim Danson, is asking the Ontario Superior Court to compel John McCaw Jr., who is based in Seattle, to testify in Toronto. "He just goes on with his life with the incredible privileges of being a billionaire...while Steve Moore tries to recover from a shattered life," Danson said in court Thursday. "For him to say, Im not going to come and testify in any capacity is regrettable. Its regrettable and it defies principles of fairness and justice. For him to simply hide behind his U.S. citizenship and residency given the nature of all of these facts should not be accepted and its not something the public would accept." NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly have voluntarily agreed to testify, Danson said. Master Ronald Dash, who is hearing the motion, said he would not order McCaw to testify in person at the trial, slated to begin in September, but is considering Dansons alternate request that McCaw testify via video conference. McCaws lawyer, Steven Frankel, argued that the court doesnt have jurisdiction to do that and suggested Danson is trying to do an "end run" around very specific court rules. Frankel said there is no evidence before the court that McCaw, who is not an individual defendant, even has relevant evidence to give. A jury should be able to hear McCaw answer whether he knew Canucks players were gunning for retaliation against Moore for a hit weeks earlier on former Canucks captain Markus Naslund that resulted in a concussion, Danson argued. Bertuzzi has alleged the Canucks then-coach Marc Crawford urged his players to make Moore "pay the price," while Crawford has claimed Bertuzzi disobeyed instructions to get off the ice before Moore was attacked. Players were issuing public threats against Moore before the hit, Danson said, and what McCaw did or didnt do about it is "highly relevant to the question of negligence." "Theres no way that you can have the intensity of the public threats over three weeks going on unless the corporate culture set by Mr. McCaw allowed it, and he has to answer to that," Danson said. Danson suggested that McCaw fostered a corporate culture that may have at least implicitly approved such an attack, including having as the president and general manager Brian Burke, who was "unapologetic about promoting violence in hockey." "Were Burke and Crawford carrying out the wishes of McCaw?" Danson suggested. "Or given the wink...when it came to getting Mr. Moore?" McCaw no longer owns the Canucks, having sold his company Orca Bay, now known as Canucks Sports and Entertainment. But he maintains a "very significant financial interest" in the outcome of the lawsuit, as he is still on the hook for half of any liability found against the team, which Danson said was a condition of the sale. "If he doesnt testify, if he doesnt come forward, our case is going to be significantly weakened," Danson said. "So he knows its not in his best interest to testify because if he testifies, it will be....to the benefit of the plaintiffs." Moore is suing Bertuzzi and the Canucks for $38 million for a 2004 on-ice hit that left Moore, then a Colorado Avalanche player, with a concussion and three fractured vertebrae. Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of assault causing bodily harm and was sentenced in 2006 to a years probation and 80 hours of community service. He also served a multi-game suspension from the NHL but has gone on to play for several other NHL teams, including currently as a forward for the Detroit Red Wings. Meanwhile, for Moore, it has been a "very, very difficult 10 years," Danson said. "I think anybody can imagine, your entire life you want to make it in the NHL and he finally makes it...a dream come true and in his rookie year his career is cut short by probably the worst act of criminal violence in sports history," Danson said. "He still suffers from significant post-concussion symptoms that have a significant impact on his life." The court is expected to issue a decision in a few weeks. Air Max 270 Sale UK . Off-Season Game Plan looks at what the Blue Jackets may do to build upon last seasons success to return to the playoffs again next year. 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The debate continues over who won the UFC 167 main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks. As the official statistics provider to the UFC, FightMetric has all the numbers on who did what in last Saturdays showdown in Las Vegas. But it is not about to step into the victory debate. The judges awarded St-Pierre a split (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) decision, meaning two of the three gave him three of the five rounds while the dissenting judge awarded Hendricks three rounds. FightMetrics Effectiveness Score, used to crunch the numbers of key fights, has Hendricks holding a narrow 364-315 edge overall. The Effectiveness Score is generated by an algorithm that takes the raw data from a fight and interprets it based on what has worked in previous bouts. "Who deployed effective techniques better," FightMetric director Rami Genauer said. Points are assigned to various techniques. For example, a power strike to the head is worth more than a non-power leg kick. While stressing he is not in the fight judging business, Genauer terms the GSP-Hendricks showdown a close contest that saw Hendricks the more effective fighter. "I dont think that theres any reason to think this was enormous robbery. We can show you other fight that are not even close -- that a fighter who got the decision was nowhere near his opponent in terms of effectiveness. You wonder what the judges were looking at sometimes. But this was not one of those fights. "Even though St-Pierre has the lower score in the first round, which is the one that makes the difference, its not by so much that you couldnt make the argument for why he couldnt have won that round based on the fact that he had the only submission attempt, based on the fact that they each had a takedown. So its not something to get bent out of shape about, I think." Looking at the Effectiveness Score numbers, Hendricks was more effective in rounds one, two and four with GSP holding the edge in three and five. Round four has the largest gap between the two fighters, with Hendricks leading 74-39. Round three was the closest, using the Effectiveness Score numbers, with St-Pierre ahead 91-81. "It shows in general that the fight was closely contested," Genauer said. "t;When you have one fighter that blows the other one of the water, youre going to see differences of 50-60 points per round and then over the course of the fight its going to add up to hundreds.dddddddddddd "Our website has many many examples of these. You can see what a truly decisive victory is." For example, it was 464-154 for St-Pierre over Nick Diaz at UFC 158. Genauer is quick to point out that the Effectiveness Score does not replicate the current judging system and its criteria. "So its not like you could say that the judges were either right or wrong based on the number that the Effective Score calculates," Genauer said from Washington, D.C. "Its an alternative way of looking at the fight to ask the question who is more effective based on what is statistically proven to work in the past." The judges assigned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission scored the bout by evaluating mixed martial arts techniques " such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the ring/fighting area, effective aggressiveness and defence." The winner of each round gets 10 points, with the loser getting nine or less. Rounds usually are scored 10-9 unless they are particularly lopsided. Judges Sal DAmato and Tony Weeks scored rounds one, three and five for St-Pierre on Saturday in Las Vegas. Glenn Trowbridge scored the first, second and fourth for Hendricks. UFC president Dana White, irate at the decision for GSP, gave all but round three to Hendricks. St-Pierre held a 101-85 edge in significant strikes over the five rounds, according to FightMetric. And GSP held the edge in rounds one (19-18), three (31-15) and five (9-4) while Hendricks led in rounds two (30-28) and four (18-4). Hendricks, however, led 142-125 in total strikes, Drilling down into the FightMetric numbers also offers some insight into why St-Pierre showed far more facial damage than Hendricks. The challenger landed 32 power shots to the head (out of 89 attempts) while GSP was good on 17 of 67 such shots. "When people say that St-Pierre may have landed more but Hendricks landed better, I think thats probably what theyre referring to," Genauer said. The champion was good on three of six takedown attempts while Hendricks landed two of four. ' ' '

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