Gotta love Pensblog. They came up big on this one.
"Rewind to Chris Simon's suspension:Colin Campbell = owned.
“In addition, 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.”
By the way, this was Pronger's 8th suspension of his career, too."
My FanHouse buddy Earl Sleek also had a great post on the subject. To simplify Earl word's... Colin Campbell = pwnd by the tubes.
"This post is to marvel at the power of a united hockey internet. While the unveiled video may offer an official excuse for Colin Campbell to change his position, I’m not falling for that explanation. Instead, I’m going to associate every one of these new suspended games to the growing power of the internet outcry, and it’s a pretty special thing to see. Journalists, message-boarders, bloggers, and commenters all chimed in very strongly with a loud cry for justice, and wow it seems to be getting results. The league seems to be listening. Even if tonight’s decision goes against everything I’ve personally been preaching, I don’t know if I’ve ever been as proud of the hockey internet as I am tonight. It’s just fascinating to see a cumulative voice of the fan make change in an often-stubborn league."I'm still not 100% convinced that we, the people, did this... But if in fact we had any influence whatsoever. Even the smallest, tiniest, bit... Ice cream sundaes for all!