Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Sabres re-sign enforcer John Scott to one-year deal
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05-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
Pretty much this.

If someone takes a run at Vanek and misses, it's fair game. Not even a consideration for a suspension. So, Scott will need to go out and send a message to not even try.
Let's say Brad Marchand runs Vanek. Scott, in retaliation, fights Shawn Thornton. That will teach Marchand...

Enforcers are worthless because they will only draw a penalty if they try to bait the actual person who made the run at the star player into a fight. Nobody is scared of guys like John Scott because he can only hurt you if you try to fight him, which you won't unless you are also an "enforcer". On the other hand, you have a better chance of scoring whenever Scott is on the ice.

Or, are you expecting Scott to send a message by taking a run at one of the opposing team's players? That just seems like two wrongs.

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