Why John Scott Will Make the NHL All-Star Game, and Why That’s Not a Problem

December 2nd, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

It has the potential to be a very awkward, very embarrassing and...potentially, very fun, story for the NHL. It is now looking very possible, very likely even if it continues to be a kind of cause celebre on the absurdity of the Internet, that seldom-used, 33-year-old Arizona Coyotes forward John Scott will play in the NHL's All-Star Game next month in Nashville.

Will the NHL actually allow Scott to captain a three-on-three team and let the whole world watch him try to keep up with the likes of Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane and other top skill players as part of a marquee event? Well, yes, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly indicated to Bleacher Report Wednesday.

The league is allowing fans to vote for captains of the four divisional teams in the new three-on-three ASG format, and while Ovechkin, Kane and Jaromir Jagr are leading the voting for their respective divisions, Scott, who has played only six games for Arizona this season despite being healthy, is the runaway leader in the Pacific voting. He started out the day behind the other three in overall voting, but since the story went viral Wedne ...

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