This was Islanders captain Bill Guerin after practice today in Montreal on the original decision that Chris Pronger would not be suspended for stomping on Ryan Kesler:
"I don't know the reason. It's a mystery. I'm just wondering if there is something personal against Chris Simon - because it was the same action."
Good to see that just because Simon is no longer Guerin's teammate on the Islanders doesn't mean the captain doesn't have his back.
As most of you know, Pronger waved his right to an in-person hearing and instead will do a conference call with the league judge-and-jury on Saturday. By contrast, Simon flew to Toronto for a face-to-face hearing that lasted less than 30 minutes. I hope he at least got some quality air miles out of it.
I'm still having trouble grasping the original argument about the league not having sufficient video evidence, but I've already said too much.
For more, as the great songwriter Joe Jackson once sang, you can read it in the Sunday papers.