Twenty minutes after the conclusion of Monday's game in Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds said repeatedly that he "[could not] recall every single word," he screamed at Sean Avery following a first period scrum during which the Flyer had been punched in the face by the Ranger.

But somehow a day later appearing before league VP Colin Campbell, Simmonds apparently could recall with clarity that he did not use the alleged inflammatory homophobic slur that the whole word outside the NHL offices believes he used with a simple viewing of the video of the incident.

Simmonds couldn't remember what he said Monday night on Monday night, but he could remember on Tuesday afternoon what he did not say on Monday night.

Sure sounds like a credible witness to me.