Simon Likely to be Suspended Again
Chris Simon is quite the enigma. His teammates and former teammates will vouch for what a good guy and teammate he can be, but once again, he’s at the root of an on-ice incident that will lead to a suspension.
While going back to the benches, Simon stepped on the back of Jarkko Ruutu‘s leg. hockeyfights.com member StealinUrCar06 has posted a video to YouTube, fellow member pesadillamal slowed it down, and there’s also the Pittsburgh feed.
This is an easy 5-10 game suspension for any player, but with Simon’s history, it’ll most likely turn it into 10-15 games or even longer.
“Crosby shouldn’t fight anyone because he’s the best player in the world, so right away when that happened, I was thinking about ways to show [Biron] we didn’t like it,” Laraque recalled yesterday after the Penguins practiced at Southpointe.
“I wanted to do it more in a comical way. I wanted to do it just to provoke, not with intent to injure, so I wouldn’t get suspended.”
Fedoruk’s Duck departure disputed
Last season, Burke told the Star Tribune that Fedoruk “refused to sign a contract extension,” so he traded him. “That’s not true,” Fedoruk said.
After Fedoruk was injured in a fight with now-teammate Derek Boogaard, “they needed a heavyweight. They couldn’t go three months without one, [so they traded for George Parros]. At least, that’s what Burkie told me. Had nothing to do with money.”
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