Since this topic infected the Bertuzzi thread, let's move it here and continue the discussion. I don't have a problem with Heatley representing my country but I don't want Bertuzzi on the team. Lots of people have suggested that is inconsistent, and I can see why they think that so I'll explain why I don't think their individual circumstances are the same. Heatley drove faster than we should have for the conditions, a pretty common mistake for young and old. He was unlucky enough have his serious misjudgement cost his friend's life. There, but for the grace of God, go I ... and lots of other folks. Bertuzzi attacked a much smaller guy from behind, knocked him out and drove him to the ice face first. In life, as in hockey, size can be a powerful advantage. I'm a big guy myself (bigger than Bert anyway) and I am aware of the fact that with size and strength comes additional responsibility. Lots of people who feel the same probably don't want Bertuzzi representing Canada. This was discussed all day on sports radio in Ottawa and a few people gave Bertuzzi's 'mild' punishment by the league as a factor in their disagreement, but I don't feel that way. If I was a Nucks fan I would be cheering Bert like crazy, and as a hockey fan I'm happy he seems to have turned his game around. I wish him all the success he can find. But I don't want him representing Canada.