Hello again everyone, it’s your guilty pleasure: The Hockey Tweets of the Week! You can call this the “John Scott Edition”, because let’s face it: There wasn’t a more social media friendly topic than whether John Scott was going to keep his spot on the All Star team, or lose it because he was traded out of the division, and essentially out of the league that he was voted to represent.
But first it was Hab fans wondering why John Scott was on the team at all:
— Nick (@Neee_k) January 15, 2016
Habs fans want Wayne Simmonds. Habs fans get John Scott.
— Evgeny Medvedev (@EMedvedev82) January 15, 2016
Sign of success of the NHL's coach's challenge: people in Montreal have started lobbying for a fans' challenge of trades.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) January 15, 2016
Then there was the outrage over Scott losing his position on the team after he was “encouraged” to bow out earlier …
Good to see the NHL flexing their muscles on important, big picture subjects like whether or not John Scott will play in an exhibition game.
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) January 15, 2016
— CJ Walters (@CJWalters07) January 16, 2016
Update: John Scott has hired legal counsel pic.twitter.com/NFKF9ZY5Li
— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) January 15, 2016
Turns out Scott didn’t need legal counsel, as common sense kicked in and Scott was reinstated due to “unique circumstances” (those being everyone complaining on social media … probably.)
John Scott stays in the Allstar Game. Surprising, I'm sure nothing bad ever came from making him angry before. #johnsmash
— Bob Cole (@bobcoleHNIC) January 19, 2016
Now John Scott needs to give the NHL a massive middle finger by skating out in a Highlanders Doug Glatt jersey.
— Zadorov for Hart (@StrictlyRandy) January 19, 2016
You American fans will just have to Google Doug Glatt.
MAKING A MURDERER but with John Scott. Make it so, Netflix!
— Adrian Charlie (@Adrian_Charlie) January 19, 2016
Or if television wants to go in a different direction …
@LeBatardShow John Scott of the NHL w/a mustache looks like Bob from Bob's Burgers
— Nate Tejeda (@RipCity7) January 19, 2016
Good to know that the actor is lined up for fictional demand of a live action version of Bob’s Burgers.
Wait For The Whistle
Steve Mason had an interesting moment on Thursday when he thought a goal was scored on him, so he went and drank his water. One problem: The Penguins didn’t actually score and play continued.
steve mason just assuming goals are going in is the best thing ever pic.twitter.com/u8cUfQcbhx
— Rich Miller (@atrichmiller) January 22, 2016
Steve Mason is too chill. https://t.co/hOgLJGPPJ8
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) January 22, 2016
"Now you can drink your water Steve Mason" lol
— Andy (@AndyTheGrimiest) January 22, 2016
Steve Mason garners no sympathy in Philadelphia. (But really, who does?)
— FlyersDen (@dinoden68) January 22, 2016
"Suck it Mason!" -My mom on the flyers vs pens game
— Connor (@ConnorMcSauce) January 22, 2016
That’s not a good sign when even Mom isn’t on your side.
I still don't understand how Mason plays so much. I miss Bryz and his knowledge of the universe #Flyers
— ¡Taylor! (@nostalgic_bliss) January 22, 2016
We all miss Bryz.
Two Sport Stars
Check out this great swing by Zack Smith of the Ottawa Senators:
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) January 17, 2016
Jean-Gabriel Pageau also has a second career waiting for him as a batting practice pitcher (or as the fifth starter for the Marlins). But Smith shows impressive form. Head down, kept the shoulder in, level swing … add it up and you get a line drive up the middle that probably destroyed an expensive camera. Good job!
But Smith’s hand eye coordination didn’t help them against the Devils on Friday.
— O Clare Hutchinson (@aux_clare) January 22, 2016
(Editor’s note: That counts as your Roberto Luongo Tweet Of The Week until further notice.)
Matt Hendricks defines sacrifice:
— Left Wing Lock (@Left_Wing_Lock) January 22, 2016
Want proof that this probably hurt?
Oilers forward Matt Hendricks' cup after blocking a shot against Dallas: pic.twitter.com/o2PkLmrejT
— The Canadian Game (@ItsCanadasGame) January 22, 2016
I’m not sure you can pay me enough.
And Finally …
This probably hurt less:
— Martin St Louis (@mstlouis_26) January 15, 2016
Take note, Torts.