Sabres enforcer John Scott is back in the headlines again. And – surprise! – it’s not for a good reason.
Scott took a needless run at Boston’s Loui Eriksson early in the third period of Wednesday night’s match between the two teams, blatantly coming clear across center ice and throwing a cheap-shot left elbow to the head of the Bruins winger that knocked him from the game.
It was the second underhanded manoeuvre we’ve seen from Scott in one month and one day. On Sept. 22, the massive, one-dimensional player jumped Leafs star Phil Kessel in a pre-season game.
Somehow, Scott escaped any punishment for his actions that night. Predictably, he has acted recklessly again and threatened to remove a player who actually can play at this level from the sport. He adds nothing to the NHL product and is exactly the type of player who should be legislated out of the league. Every game he is permitted to play only adds to the pile of evidence against him. And the NHL Department Of Player Safety should make an example of him.