Everyone Got What They Deserved in John Scott All-Star Fiasco, Except John Scott

January 15th, 2016 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

GLENDALE, ARIZONA — John Scott's name was trending among the top 10 on Twitter in the United States late Friday afternoon, but—just like always in the whole sordid mess that surrounded his being voted into the NHL's upcoming All-Star Game—for all the wrong reasons. 

It's not a tragedy what happened to John Scott, who was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, per ESPN.com. He's a grown man who has made a nice living as a fringe NHL player the last eight years, who has a degree in engineering from Michigan Tech to fall back on, a wife, and who, by all projections, will be a father soon to two healthy twin babies. 

But John Scott is a man who was badly hurt Friday morning—a man who entered the Gila River Arena here fully expecting to resume his role as a player with the Arizona Coyotes but who left soon after, according to two people who saw him, looking "devastated" and "upset." He was the victim of a well-intended joke all gone wrong.

First, a recap as to why he might have felt this way: Scott, 33, was the runaway winner of the Internet fan vote, sponsored by ...

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