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COLORADO AVALANCHE: PLEASE RETIRE STEVE MOORE'S #36 JERSEY
And every time Todd Bertuzzi walks into Pepsi Center, not only will he be showered with the thunderous sound of malicious boos; he will see that #36 hanging from the rafters, hang his head and know that his jersey will never hang in any building...He and his career will be forgotten like a distant cloud from yesterday...But his victim will always be remembered.
We, the fans of the Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey team, petition the team's management and ownership under Josh Kroenke (KSE) to retire the #36 jersey of Steve Moore with ceremony. We feel that for too long the incident of March 8th, 2004 has gone unaddressed by the team and by management; and we feel that we need to honor a man who not only lost his livelihood, but nearly lost his life while wearing an Avalanche jersey. The assault that took place on him on the ice was both dastardly and cowardly; and with the NHL's increased concern over the amount of headshots and cheap shots taking players out of the game, we feel that this ceremony would also serve the purpose of reminding players of the dangers and consequences of reckless sportsmanship. We site other teams, and ones other than pro who have honored players with a jersey retirement ceremony despite their lack of on ice accomplishments. The Steve Moore incident has long been a black-eye for both the organization, and the NHL and we feel that it is time to heal. It is time for the Colorado Avalanche fans and organization to let Steve Moore know that he will never be forgotten. He bled for the Burgundy and Blue…and we will always remember.
**ON A SIDE NOTE: IF THE PETITION ISN'T WORKING PLEASE LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT AS WELL**
***EDIT: It is safe to say that this idea of mine is extremely unpopular lol. Does anyone have any other ideas on how the Avs organization could honor Steve Moore? Or should he be honored at all?