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About The Dennis Wideman Suspension

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Being suspended for six weeks, denigrated by countless fans and scribes, fined half a million dollars and having an embarrassing personal text exposed to the world will do that to a man.

“It’s been tough,” admitted Wideman, exactly 42 days after he crosschecked linesman Don Henderson to draw a 20-game suspension.

“It’s been a long time. It’s been a long process. You try to deal with it and stay as positive as I can be, especially when I’m around the guys. But no, it’s been difficult.

“There’s some times I’m pretty frustrated and there’s other times I understand that this takes a while and there’s a lot that goes into it.”

And still, six weeks after the fact, no final ruling on his second appeal....

The only thing everyone will agree on once this highly controversial journey ends is that it took far too long.

That has to change.

Wednesday’s visit to Calgary by the Predators marked the 19th game Wideman has missed due to his transgression.

The public relations nightmare that would follow a reduction in the defenceman’s sentence would turn this regrettable dance into yet another punchline.

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