John Scott had a weird and difficult road to this year’s NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, but, when all was said and done, he made the weekend more fun than it’s been in years. Maybe ever.
By now, you probably know the story, or at least part of it. The 33-year-old enforcer was fan-voted into the All-Star Game as somewhat of a joke (he only has 11 points in 285 career games) and the NHL responded by trying to remove him from the event by any means necessary. They asked him to bow out, and did so in pathetic fashion. When he declined, they orchestrated a trade that stashed him in the AHL. When fans caused an uproar, they let him back into the game.
And, boy, are they ever glad they did.
From the second he stepped off the plane in Nashville, Scott was an attraction.
He crushed it on the red carpet.
Scott’s media scrum was outrageously large, so much so that he felt compelled to document it.