Tag:John Scott
Posted on: February 18, 2012 5:33 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2012 8:59 pm

Derek Dorsett vs. John Scott is not a fair fight

By: Adam Gretz

Derek Dorsett of the Columbus Blue Jackets is no stranger to fights.

According to his player page at hockeyfights.com he had been involved in 14 during the 2011-12 season, one of the league leaders in that category, and had found himself in 50 regular season fights in his entire NHL career entering his game on Saturday afternoon. So he kind of knows what he's doing when he decides to drop the gloves, and it's not much of a surprise that he did so in the third period of a game his team ended up losing 6-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Choosing John Scott as his opponent probably wasn't one of the better decisions he's ever made on the ice because ... well, we'll just let the video speak for itself. Particularly the shot at the 53-second mark that shows what is an obvious disparity in size.

The Blue Jackets list Dorsett as being 6-feet, 198 pounds.

The Blackhawks list Scott as being 6-feet-8, 270 pounds.

Nothing else really needs to be said.

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Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:26 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Holiday videos continue with hilarious Blackhawks

By Brian Stubits

The Florida Panthers happy holidays video was good. The San Jose Sharks video was even better. I wondered if it could be topped.

Oh, it has been topped alright. The Chicago Blackhawks have taken the title belt as far as I'm concerned.

Rewriting Christmas songs to fit player names and/or teams is nothing new. But for me the Blackhawks took it to a new level with this video. Enjoy. It will be tough even for the Red Wings and Canucks fans not to.

It's funny from the start, but about midway through the video the appetizer of Marian Hossa (Silent Night), Nick Leddy (Dreidel, Dreidel) and John Scott (Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer) leads to the entre that had me rolling. Really. That's when they went South of the Border to Michael Frolik for a little Frolik Navidad.

The appearance of the players singing themselves is half the reason why it's so funny to begin with. They found one excellently awful collection of Christmas sweaters and accessories.

My desert comes near the end when they are running through all the other song titles available on this mythical CD -- that should be real, mind you -- and there were a few more gems including Deck Jamal (Deck the Halls) and another knee-slapper Lepisto, Lepisto, Lepisto (Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow).

May this trend continue in future years. It's probably too late to see any more this year, but the gauntlet has been laid down for the best holiday video. This is the standard bearer.

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Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:43 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2011 2:57 pm

Pens' Deryk Engelland suspended three games

By Brian Stubits

Deryk Engelland of the Pittsburgh Penguins delivered a pretty reckless hit on Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger. It was a game-changing play in that the only penalty that resulted was an instigator penalty on Chicago's John Scott for the ensuing fight with Engelland. The Penguins scored on the ensuing penalty and won the game 3-2.

Well it took a couple of days, but Engelland was punished after all.

Department of Player Safety head Brendan Shanahan announced on Thursday that Engelland will be suspended three games for the hit. Here is his customary video.

This was one of the most clean-cut and easiest calls Shanahan has had so far. The explanation video is brief and doesn't give much in the way of a defense for Engelland at all.

The overriding factors are easy to see. Engelland launched himself off the ice to make the hit. More egregious was the fact that he finished the hit so high that his hands were elevated well above his own head on the follow through. Shanahan notes that Engelland had Kruger lined up for what could have been a clean hit but instead rose off the ice and made the head the principle point of the contact.

Also important to note for Shanahan is the fact that Kruger was diagnosed with a concussion. Whether you think it is right or not, injuries are taken into consideration for Shanahan on his judgments.

I think only the blindest of Penguins homers can complain about this decision. The baffling part is that the referees didn't make the call on the ice and it hamstrung the Blackhawks. It resulted in a quiet and obviously angry locker room after the game and has led to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews preaching music to almost every hockey fan's ears in his disdain for the instigator penalty.

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Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:54 pm
Edited on: December 20, 2011 10:59 pm

Deryk Engelland's hit on Marcus Kruger (Video)

By: Adam Gretz

PITTSBURGH -- One of the most talked about plays during Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night was Deryk Engelland's hit (as seen in the above video) on Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger in the first period. Even though Engelland was not penalized, it turned out to be a huge play in the game, and perhaps a decisive play.

Not only was it a questionable hit that will probably get a second look from the NHL, but the Penguins actually came away with a power play in the aftermath due to a fight between Engelland and Blackhawks forward John Scott, arguably the toughest and most intimidating heavyweight in the NHL. Both players were assessed five minute majors for fighting, while Scott picked up an additional instigator penalty as well as a 10-minute misconduct. The Penguins eventually scored on the ensuing power play thanks to Chris Kunitz's 12th goal of the season, and in a game that was decided by a single goal, that's an early (and huge) turning point.

Kruger was able to return to the game briefly, taking a couple of shifts throughout the remainder of the first period, but did not get a single shift over the final 40 minutes of regulation. After the game Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, "He's doing OK now, but we'll see tomorrow, we'll have a better idea of how he's doing. Tough hit, high hit. Tough area, tough spot."

Even though Scott's instigator penalty put the Blackhawks down a man and resulted in a goal against, his teammates were quite accepting of the additional penalty he took in an effort to stick up for his teammate.

"We have to find a way to kill that off for him," said forward Viktor Stalberg. "That's why we have him in the lineup some nights, he did what he's supposed to do."

"I'm always going to stand up for my teammates," said Scott. "I'm going to do that everytime, no matter who it is. I think anybody else on the team would have done the same thing."

The question now becomes whether or not the NHL has an issue with Engelland's hit. The first angle is difficult to see how much, if any, contact was made with the head, but when you look at the second and third angles it becomes a little more clear that Kruger took a hit to the head.

"I'm sure they'll take a look at it," said Stalberg. "I think we felt like he left his feet a little bit there."

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