Every 75 to 76 years the earth experiences a phenomena that we call Halley’s Comet. It’s a sight to behold and is a once in a lifetime occurrence for most of us on Earth.
The NHL may have just encountered it’s Halley’s Comet as John Scott, forward for the Arizona Coyotes, has been selected to the NHL All-Star Game as a captain for the Pacific Division. While the beauty may be hidden under scruff and a 6’8″, 260 pound frame, there is beauty there nonetheless.
Scott joins Jaromir Jagr, Alexander Ovechkin and Patrick Kane as captains of their respective divisions. To highlight how silly Scott being selected is, he has 11 total points in his career, while Patrick Kane scored 11 total points within the first month of the season.
Scott, who has been known as a “goon” for the entirety of his career, is going to be between a rock and a hard place later this month. Many people want to see Scott step aside and let a more skilled player take his spot as captain.
My completely unbiased thought? Who gives a crap. This is a game for the fans by the fans. If they want to see him play with players like Anze Kopitar and Joe Thornton, be my guest. If anything, it may actually make the game more watchable as the game hasn’t caught many eyes recently. Heck, it may even inspire a kid or two. Even if you are not that good, maybe some day you too can get invited to an All-Star Game.