Move over, Ryan Kesler. The NHL has a new Keslurking champion, and his name is John Scott.
The massive man who is the Buffalo Sabres' enforcer has taken to popping up in the background of teammates' postgame TV interviews of late. And, even better, he's going above and beyond the call of your typical photobomb. When most guys drop in, they just appear and disappear, often just with a smile.
But that was just the start.
After the Sabres defeated the Lightning on Sunday in Buffalo, Scott made another appearance. This time, it was behind rookie Chad Ruhwedel and his cut-up chin. He made this apperance in what looks like nothing but the Sabres' fur coat and started dancing. Like only John Scott can dance.
That. Is. Excellent.
First, the collar pop as both the intro and the outro? Great touch. It fits the fur-coat look and is just a great start. But, more importantly, how is it that the host, Brian Duff, held his composure? How on earth does a mere mortal see that happening behind your interview subject on live TV and not start laughing?
Also worth noting that, despite the fact that Scott is the size of an elephant, he appears to dance as quiet as a mouse. Ruhwedel seems to be blissfully unaware of his presence.
This season has been pretty miserable once again for the Sabres, but Scott has started giving everybody reasons to watch. Keep doing what you're doing, big man, even if we have a hard time telling where the fur coat ends and your chest hair begins.
S/t to Puck Daddy