Article by Twist 'n Belak    (12-07-16 10:44 AM)

It has been a hell of a ride. But I’m done. I am officially retired, as of today.

I scored five goals. I had four kids. And I had one hell of a good time over the years. By my count, I only had 43 fights in the NHL. I only really lost one clean, in my humble opinion. Congratulations, Justin Johnson. You caught me with the left hook. What can I say? Good job.

Can I just make a final confession, though? I don’t care what people remember about me as a hockey player, but please remember this one thing: I didn’t love to fight. The actual 30 seconds of fighting was fine. Your adrenaline takes over and the competition of battling at such a high level is actually enjoyable. The problem is all the anticipation of having to drop the gloves with another very skilled individual who can hurt you. The waiting is what drives you crazy. It’s not very easy on your psyche, especially once you have a family.

Yes, I do think fighting has a place in the game, and that enforcers keep some of the bullshit in check and the stars safe from serious injury (just ask Johnny Gaudreau right now).

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12-07-16 01:57 PM - Post#1687810    

    In response to Twist 'n Belak

Great article. Never thought I'd have said this 10 years ago but Scott will be missed!
"I may be an emotional cripple but am becoming a strong, burly fucking hunk of a man."


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12-08-16 09:33 AM - Post#1687861    

    In response to haymaker36

Good read. Scott handled himself with class and dignity thru the whole all-star game debacle, unlike the media hacks like Cox.
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12-11-16 11:01 AM - Post#1688038    

    In response to Knuckles2

cool read. The guy is very forthright.
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