John Scott (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The St. John’s IceCaps can’t officially change their name to pay tribute to winger John Scott, but the team has at least temporarily adjusted their name on Twitter to pay tribute to NHL All-Star Game MVP.As the rest of the All-Star Game competitors return to their NHL teams Monday, John Scott, the Pacific Division captain and All-Star Game MVP, will be boarding a flight and heading to Newfoundland to join the AHL’s IceCaps. But he may return to a brand new city, as the IceCaps hopped on board the MVP hype surrounding the lovable tough guy. Following Scott’s two-goal MVP performance, the IceCaps were hit with requests to change the team name to something reflecting the success of their newly acquired enforcer. “We hear your requests,” the IceCaps Tweeted. “But we don’t think we’re allowed to change to the ‘St. John Scott IceCaps’ or ‘St. John’s IceScotts’” And while the IceCaps are probably right — only probably because, hey, fan-voting has done some great things this past weekend — in saying the AHL won’t allow the name change, they found a happy medium. Shortly after saying the change wouldn’t be coming, the IceCaps gave in to the requests by altering their Twitter account to reflect the fanfare surrounding Scott.