When will people realize that this team is never tough enough to endure a playoff run. Sounds like most here want a team full of Brad Boyes's !!! Unreal !!!
Scott makes everyone a little bigger and tougher.
And........ for the price is a great addition.
Again....... FOR THE PRICE IS A GREAT ADDITION.
How does it sound like "most here want a team full of Brad Boyes's". There is an extreme minority that has a problem with this move, even though really this move doesn't actually make us any more or less a team of Brad Boyes's because the players who are going to get playing time are still the same players.
Growing up in nearby St. Catharines, Ont., John Scott loved crossing the border and watching the Sabres play at Memorial Auditorium and HSBC Arena.
His father’s boss had season tickets, so every couple of weeks he’d make the 30-minute trip to the Queen City.
“I grew up a pretty big Sabres fan,” the 6-foot-8, 270-pound tough guy told the Times Herald by phone Sunday night, shortly after inking a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Sabres on the opening day of free agency.
Like a lot of other locals, Scott loved former Sabres Dominik Hasek and Brad May.
He also enjoyed saying the funny names of Buffalo’s suburbs.
“Lackawanna, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga,” Scott recalled. “I was really young, so I just liked that part of it.”
Apparently they waited until the last day to do so. I'll take him over Scott any day.
Its definitely not a one or the other. Kaleta's not a fighter really and he incites a lot of hate from other teams, which hopefully turns into powerplays for us. If it turns into fisticufs its to Kaleta's benefit to have Scott there to back him up.
Nobody here expects Scott to make a difference by himself as a hockey player. But we're hoping everyone else can play with a little more edge knowing he's there. And if he doesn't, what's 600K? Its a no risk/potentially exciting reward situation.
As is obviously known, it takes two to fight. Every player big John Scott wants to fight simply won't. Instead, he'll get a penalty for roughing or fighting as his opponent laughs his way back to his bench. John Scott and his limited role, limited minutes, and limited games, will have a limited effect on the low number of guys who would even fight. Not a bad signing, not a good signing
Ok, this is something I haven't see before in an NHL fight. At 0:15 it look like Scott catches a left from Parros with his right hand like it's a softball, tosses it aside, and pops him in the mush before finishing the annhilation.
If you're gonna sign a goon, might as well sign an undefeated goon. Hockey Fights has been waiting for Scott vs Chara since 2009 - they might finally see it.
I'm ok with this signing. Teams are going to continue to try to play their game with or without the threat of some size freak pounding their helmet into their head.
The Sabres still have McCormick, Kaleta, McNabb, Regehr, Tropp, and Foligno who are all willing. However, only a couple of them are any good against another middle weight. I'd like for all of them to continue to play a physical game without any one of them being responsible for stepping out of their weight class/experience and stepping up to Thorton, Rosehill, Parros, etc.
With Kaleta's neck problems and the concussions that Cody took last year, I'm ok with a low cost goon that can step in for a few minutes a game and occasionally demolish folks.