Detroit Red Wings: Motown Redemption: Todd Bertuzzi Makes Most of Second Chance

November 30th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
The most important thing to remember about second chances is they only come around once.

For the life of me, I can't recall who in my youth imparted that profound aphorism to me, but given my wayward days that doubled as four years in high school, any number of teachers, principals or guidance counselors could be responsible.

I'm sure this advice-slash-warning came after one of my many infractions were uncovered and some good-hearted disciplinarian decided to overlook my forging attendance sheets, ditching class to drink beer or telling my Spanish teacher to "kiss my ass" in front of 30 classmates, so long as I "appreciated the second chance I was being given."

Yeah, that one came up a lot too.

I did some bad and stupid things in high school, but at least they weren't done in front of millions of judgmental eyes across the globe.

The same cannot be said for what Todd Bertuzzi did on March 8, 2004.

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