Bizarre Islanders: The Podcast! – Chris Simon (with visitor Eric Needell)

Mike and Dan are joined by buddy and longtime Islanders fan Eric Needell to speak about Chris Simon, a tricky man who packed quite a bit into his brief time on Lengthy Island.

After a giant commerce, one Stanley Cup and about 1,000,000 fights, Simon signed with the Islanders thanks to educate Ted Nolan, with whom he shared a particular relationship. Though his massive penalty minute (and outlier scoring) seasons have been behind him, Simon made himself right into a worthwhile participant on a group loaded with mercenaries.

However two lengthy, shameful suspensions inside a number of months of one another introduced his NHL profession to an unceremonious shut, and he confronted many difficulties in his off-ice life. The fellows speak in regards to the uncommon highlights and sobering lowlights of a participant who meant quite a bit to Islanders followers for a really transient time period.

Eric additionally tells his story of attending to ask GM Garth Snow similar to Chris Simon, of all folks, ended up as a prime line winger. The reply won’t shock you.

Thanks once more to Eric for approaching. He in all probability has many, many extra Leboff tales to share.


  • Hope you want fights and suspendable offenses. As a result of that is principally what you get whenever you seek for Chris Simon on YouTube. This is a row with Todd Fedoruk:

  • and one with Mark Fraser:

  • Suspension No. 1: The Ryan Hollweg Incident:

  • Suspension No. 2: The Jarkko Ruutu Incident:

  • However he did have a giant two aim efficiency in a wild recreation towards the Penguins:

What makes a “Bizarre Islander?”

We’re all the time open to recommendations about different Bizarre Islanders to debate. Bear in mind the factors. Candidates should fulfill one of many two of the next:

  • Performed one (1) season or much less for the Islanders or very brief stints over a number of seasons.
  • Be a NHL veteran who isn’t typically related along with his time on Islanders.

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Theme music: “Knuckles” by Björn Falk. Hear extra of his music on Spotify and at Bandcamp.

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