Simon blows as much as the Islanders.Originally Posted by JordyI know this is a NY Jets site and I'm a huge Jets fan since the 60's but I know that many of you are Rangers and Islanders fans as well so I want to lay this out there because it affected me personally as a human being and as a fan of the great game of hockey and I want to make a statement because my feelings on this run very deep (sorry for the run-on sentence).
I have a strong feeling that the Chris Simon incident will haunt the Islanders this year and possibly years beyond. While I'm not saying it's of "Ruthian" proportions (for one thing, the circumstances are completely different), it will most definitely have an impact on the Islander team. In fact, I believe that the Islanders will not make the playoffs this year after it looked like they were heading up the charts a few weeks ago.
I also want to say how much I admire Ryan Hollweg for the way he has handled this whole incident from the perspective of his actions and his words. He has never said a bad word about Simon (when he had every right to IMO)and he recently refused to press charges after meeting with the Nassau County Detectives.
And correct me if I'm wrong but I have not seen any sort of direct public apology from Simon toward Hollweg. To the contrary, Simon, Ted "I'd Like To Sleep With Your Wife, Especially If Your Last Name Is Hasek" Nolan and anyone else who cares to chime in, have gone out of their way to make excuses for Simon's criminal actions. It's that kinda stuff that curses are made of and this one will come to fruition.