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Simon gets 30 games, longest in NHL history

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EE94, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. EE94

    EE94 Guest

  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=225518&hubname=">TSN has a longer story</a>

    It says that Simon will be swift to appeal. The beef of Tuesday's hearing lasted 10 minutes.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    What a grandiose way for a mediocre career to end ...
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    BYH... did that one bet against Beckett with Bettman?
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Yes, the longest previous one was 25 games ... served by Simon.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    The Longest NHL Suspensions:

    25 games
    Chris Simon of the New York Islanders, for a slash to the face of the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg in March 2007. Simon misses 15 regular season games plus all of the Islanders' playoff games. The suspension carries over to 2007-08 if necessary to meet the 25-game minimum.

    23 games
    Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins, for knocking out Vancouver's Donald Brashear by swinging a stick at his head in March, 2000. McSorley misses 23 regular season games.

    20 games
    Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks, for serious injuries sustained by Colorado's Steve Moore when Bertuzzi jumped him from behind in March, 2004.
    Bertuzzi misses 13 regular season games, plus seven playoff games. His suspension is listed as indefinite, but the following season is cancelled due to a labor dispute and he is allowed to return when the NHL resumes in the fall of 2005.

    25 Games
    Jesse Boulerice of the Philadelphia Flyers, for a crosscheck to the face of Vancouver's Ryan Kesler in October, 2007.

    23 Games
    Gordie Dwyer of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for abusing officials and leaving the penalty box to fight in a pre-season game against the Washington Capitals in September, 2000.

    21 games
    Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals, for a hit on Pierre Turgeon of the New York Islanders while Turgeon celebrates a goal in the 1993 playoffs.

    20 games
    Steve Downie of the Philadelphia Flyers, for deliberately targeting the head with a body check on Ottawa's Dean McAmmond in September, 2007.

    20 games
    Tom Lysiak of the Chicago Blackhawks, for intentionally tripping a linesman in October, 1983.

    20 games
    Brad May of the Phoenix Coyotes, for a slash to the head of Columbus' Steve Heinze in November, 2000.

    16 games
    Eddie Shore of the Boston Bruins, for hitting Toronto's Ace Bailey over the head with his stick in 1933.

    15 games (3 regular season, 12 playoff)
    Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens, for knocking down linesman Cliff Thompson during a scuffle with Boston's Hal Laycoe in March, 1955.

    15 games
    Wilf Paiement of the Colorado Rockies, for swinging his stick and hitting Detroit's Dennis Polonich in the face in October, 1978.

    15 games
    Dave Brown of the Philadelphia Flyers, for cross-checking Tomas Sandstrom of the New York Rangers across the face and breaking his jaw in November, 1987.

    15 games
    Tony Granato of the Los Angeles Kings, for slashing Pittsburgh's Neil Wilkinson in February, 1994.

    13 games
    Wayne Maki of the St. Louis Blues and Ted Green of the Boston Bruins, for swinging their sticks at each other in September, 1969.

    13 games
    Andre Roy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for leaving the penalty box and physically abusing an official while trying to engage players in the New York Rangers' penalty box in April, 2002.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    A quote from Colin Campbell, the league's disciplinarian and a former Colorado Rockies HOCKEY player:

    "While the act itself was extremely dangerous, the fact that this is the eighth incident requiring the imposition of supplementary discipline on Simon compelled me to impose a very severe penalty in this case," Campbell said.

    Eighth!!!??? Three strikes and you're out? Guess not with Bettman and his boys.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Wrong sport.
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I think he was talking about the three-strikes reference.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Oh, I thought we were going to catch him on the Rockies reference. :D
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Why? The Rockies hockey team was in Colorado before the baseball team.

    Then they became the New Jersey Devils.
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