Anyone remember the comedy duo Laurel & Hardy? Many of you might not as they were making movies way before even this old chicken-herding Rangers fan was alive. For those who do recall the classic comedy duo, you’re likely to remember that Ollie would say to Stan, after the doo-doo had hit that fan, “Well…here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into!”
The NHL was sort of in a Laurel & Hardy situation recently. The problem they had on their hands revolved around the 2016 All-Star Game and John Scott, a grinder who played for the Arizona Coyotes at the time fan voting for the ASG was taking place. Mr. Scott has played for eight years in the league and has eleven points to his name. He’s no Sidney Crosby but he does the job that he is hired to do, which is add a physical element when needed. He’s not the only player who plays such a role, although the era of the intimidator is waning as speed and skill are sought after more than grit and fisticuffs in the NHL today.
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