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Bad temper hurts Simon
Saturday, October 17, 1998
Friends worried about winger
By DAVE FULLER -- Toronto Sun
Friends of Washington Capitals' Chris Simon are worried that hockey's reigning heavyweight champ might be stressed out and in need of counselling.
Simon was suspended for three practices this week after engaging in a shouting match with Caps coach Ron Wilson with seven minutes left in Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Simon blew his stack after Wilson took him off the second power-play unit and sent Jaroslav Svejkovsky over the boards instead.
It turns out it wasn't the first time Simon has erupted on the bench this year. According to the Washington Times, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound lost it in at least two other games, including the pre-season.
Team sources said the left winger will be allowed return to practice today after missing last night's 2-2 tie against Montreal.