As you probably already know, Chris Pronger stomped on the leg of Ryan Kesler in a game against the Canucks. The NHL decided that it didn’t warrant a suspension.
Chris Simon got 30 games for the same thing.
I presumed it was because the video we all saw was inconclusive, because the league doesn’t feel the need to explain themselves. It was a long view and the camera follows the puck away from the incident too soon. Pronger’s reputation as scum was conclusive enough for me, though.
But now we have a better angle on it. Seems pretty blatant to me.