YardBarker- John Scott’s whirlwind season will end with a return to the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens on Sunday recalled Scott from their American Hockey League affiliate in St. John’s, setting up the 33-year-old to play in his first NHL game since Dec. 31.
Scott, of course, made national headlines when he unexpectedly was voted into, then scored two goals in, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, earning him Most Valuable Player honors. He was traded to Montreal from the Arizona Coyotes during the lead-up to the Jan. 31 event but has yet to appear in a game for the Canadiens.
I guess it's semi-hypocritical (Also See: Super Hypocritical) of me to write this blog, because I am only writing it to say that no one should be writing articles about John Scott anymore. Trust me, I loved his NHL All Star Game heroics just as much as everyone else did, but that happened two months ago and in 2016 time that's basically a decade. Shit, I'm pretty sure the only reason the people publishing articles about him remembered his name is because it's hard to forget the most forgettable name you've ever heard. That's a title that John Scott undoubtedly holds. I will always appreciate the heart warming story he gave us for one completely meaningless weekend, but that weekend is over and my heart has long since frozen back over.
John Scott's recalling is only news in the way that literally every single insignificant personnel move made by an NHL team over the course of a season is news. I don't see blogs runnings front page stories about the return of Jacob Josefson to the Devils lineup, and that's because no one cares about Jacob Josefson just like no one really, truly cares about John Scott. I - like many others - had the best interests of his family in mind when it also coincided with the best interests of my opinion, but those days are over and so are the days of me acknowledging a fringe NHLer as a topic worthy of conversation. As far as I am concerned the people that were trying to make a movie about the John Scott saga already missed their window. Maybe they can put it out in 15 years when the nostalgia factor kicks in, but as special as it was in the moment, it's just as irrelevant as the rest of his career has been now.