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Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, agent Allan Walsh, commissioner Gary Bettman and Chris Simon
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Gary Bettman Blamed For The Death Of Chris Simon By Top Sports Agent Allan Walsh

Published March 20, 2024 at 10:28
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NHL player agent Allan Walsh has criticized NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the league for ignoring the negative effects of fighting on players' long-term health. Walsh's comments follow the tragic passing of former NHL forward Chris Simon at the age of 52.

Chris Simon has passed away at the age of 52.

Sending our thoughts and condolences to Chris' family and loved ones.




Reports came out earlier today that Simon, who played in 782 NHL games across seven franchises, including the Quebec Nordiques, received heartfelt messages from the hockey community after his passing.

Each of Simon's former teams, including the New York Islanders, where he spent two seasons, paid tribute to him. Among them were the New York Islanders, where Simon spent two years of his career.



Walsh, known for his outspokenness, expressed anger and devastation over Simon's passing, pointing out that despite accumulating 101 fighting majors during his career, the NHL still denies the cumulative effects of repetitive head impacts.

I'm angry and devastated at such a senseless tragedy. 101 fighting majors and Gary Bettman still denies the cumulative effects of repetitive head impacts. There is retired NHL players blood on Gary's hands. My condolences and sympathies to Chris' family and friends.


Walsh emphasized that there is blood on Bettman's hands from retired NHL players and extended condolences to Simon's family and friends.

Our thoughts are with Chris Simon's family during this challenging time.
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