So yes, according to Morrison, he should be allowed to play in the preseason. But no, not against the Islanders. According to Morrison:
Where is the common sense?Serioulsy, does any have Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" lyrics handy? Thank you Gary.
Simon shouldn't have been anywhere near the ice against the Rangers for all the obvious reasons. And especially since the Rangers decided to dress Ryan Hollweg, the player Simon chopped down his with his stick back on March 8 to earn the supreme wrath of the league.
Scott, Captain Obvious has something to say to you... this is hockey! Players hit; they check; and they occasionally fight. It happens.
I 100% guarantee you that if you were to ask any Ranger in that dressing room whether or not they thought Simon should be playing, they would tell you no or they could care less.
If anything, the preseason is the most opportune time for the two teams to get the bad blood out as two points are not on the line.
But a brawl happend. And that made Scott angry. So he pecked at his keyboard and blamed somebody (I'm still not sure who) for letting Simon play.
And while Scott was pecking, fans that tuned into the game were hooting and hollering as they witnessed some old time hockey and, dare I say it (this will burn Gary), a rivalry brewing.