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Simon once again put himself first, ahead of his teammates

Updated: December 19, 2007, 3:35 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

It is hard to imagine that with the NHL handing down a 30-game suspension to New York Islanders miscreant Chris Simon on Wednesday -- the seventh of his long, punishing NHL career -- that we have not seen the last of the enforcer.

And while it might sound harsh, good riddance.

If ever there was a player whose time has passed, if ever there was a player whose repeatedly aberrant behavior has forfeited his place in the exclusive club of NHL hockey players, it is Simon.

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