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Article by Twist 'n Belak    (03-25-16 02:29 PM)



http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/john-scott- star...

An open-mouthed cod is starting to thaw and drip onto the floor of the oldest bar in St. John’s. This fish would be a star at a derby, measuring about the length of your arm and with a solid girth. And it’s staring at John Scott.

The cod’s handler, a man dressed head to toe in green rain gear who minutes earlier was singing and dancing with a paddle, has ensured that fish and NHL All-Star are face-to-face, possible only because Scott is kneeling on the floor. That reduces him to about the height of the fish’s carrier.

A huge grin is plastered on Scott’s large face. He folds his arms behind his back, then he leans in, closes his eyes—this has to be as romantic as possible—and plants a kiss on the cod’s upper lip. Scott laughs, he kisses the fish again, and then he throws his arms up and yells: “Woo!”

John Scott is, in his own words, “up for anything.” Like this Screeching In, a Newfoundland tradition for visitors to the Rock. He’s totally game. But he wasn’t prepared for what happened to him this season. A couple months ago he was the biggest story in sports when fans voted him into the All-Star Game, a joke that didn’t amuse the NHL. After he was named captain of the Pacific Division All-Star Team, the Arizona Coyotes traded him to Montreal and he was promptly sent down to their farm team, the St. John’s IceCaps. One day, Scott was playing for an NHL team contending for the playoffs, the next he was on the fourth line of an AHL team, 3,811 km away from his wife and four daughters.

And this is where we find him now: The Former Biggest Story in Sports, in the twilight of his career, on his eighth pro team, playing out the end of a year-long contract with no idea where his next pro hockey stop will be, if anywhere. He hasn’t seen his newborn twins in weeks, the IceCaps are well out of the playoffs, and the long road trips on the bus aren’t exactly a welcome change. But by virtue of his unfathomable January, Scott is this team’s most visible player: His jersey T-shirt is the item by the front door in the team store; he’s the featured player in the recently-released trading cards; and he’s the guy they promote in their in-game ads for The Keg. Yet he is still very much a newcomer. Between two all-star breaks (NHL, then AHL) the birth of his twin daughters (Feb. 5) and a bunch of road trips, he’s been in the city barely a week. And so today, on his first of back-to-back days off, John Scott is playing tour-guide and tourist in St. John’s. So let’s go back to the start of the day.

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He also hasn't been paid yet by the NHL for the All-Star game.

 
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Fotiu
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03-26-16 10:15 AM - Post#1663938    


    In response to Twist 'n Belak

The Rangers should have kept him..........
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03-31-16 08:38 AM - Post#1664346    


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Of what I've heard, it's not just Scott who hasn't been paid for the ASG, but no player has been paid.


 
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04-03-16 04:13 PM - Post#1664607    


    In response to Drewman

Habs called up Scott today!

- With his final non-emergency recall of the season, Habs GM Marc Bergevin has opted to bring heavyweight forward John Scott to Montreal for the first time since the 33-year-old was traded to the Canadiens in January. Scott landed with the Habs along with Victor Bartley as part of a three-way deal that sent Jarred Tinordi to Arizona. The 2016 NHL All-Star Game MVP participated in 11 games with the Coyotes this season before taking part in 27 games with the IceCaps, where he has collected two goals and four points.
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04-03-16 08:02 PM - Post#1664626    


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Just my opinion, but this reeks of an apology from Mark Bergevin for trying to screw over John Scott from the All-Star Game. Either case, he can go f*** himself.


 
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04-04-16 08:07 AM - Post#1664647    


    In response to Canucko29

My opinion is the Habs want to look good for the movie that's coming out... They lost a ton of respect and good standing when they sent him to the minors after the all star game performance. If they play him now they don't look like assholes when the movie comes out.
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