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NHL sends right message with tough penalty

Updated: March 11, 2007, 5:15 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

Colin Campbell, NHL senior executive vice president and director of hockey operations, has a long title.

On Sunday morning, he earned it.

After a short, but thorough, investigation, Campbell decided to banish Islanders left wing Chris Simon for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs as a result of his Paul Bunyan-like chop across the chin of Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. In his announcement, Campbell stated that Simon will be suspended for a minimum of 25 games. So, if the ...

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