The ''fight'' (or, unfortunately, what little there was of one)
seemed like a draw, full of missed opportunities...
but Scott's cheap-shot, crosscheck to start,
and Reaves', equally cheap, ground-punch, to finish...
combined to suspend the search
for any other, potentially redeeming, qualities.
this could have answered alot of questions about both guys.
Cheap shots by Reaves, W to Scott. Looking forward to another tilt between these two.
Maybe Coach Q has noticed that the B-hawks have won three of four with Scott in the lineup, though he only gets four minutes of ice time and isn't very skilled. Before then they had lost nine straight.
I am still not sold on this heavyweight champ stuff for Scott. I am sure many of the enforcers turn down his invitations, but I still don't understand why the 6' 8" guys don't fight each other. Scott and McIntyre had tons of chances in 2009 and 2010 when McINtyre was with Edmonton and Scott was with Minnisota and then Chicago, yet they stayed away from each other. Same as 2010 when Scott was with Chicago and Boogaard (god rest his soul) was with Minnisota, it seems these guys always avoided each other. The days of these big guys seem to be coming to and end so I don't think we will ever know how good Big John Scott really is. Chara would be stupid to fight a 5 minute per game guys as well, and might be the only guy left in the league that could give him a run for his money. Scott has also never fought the other tough guys like McGratten and Godard when there were chances. I wish we could see some of these guys square off so we really know who the true champ would be. I grant you Scott manhandled Parros and Koci, but other than that, I don't think Stortini (2), Winchester, Staubitz, Conboy, Bolduc, Dorsett, McCormick Janssen (2), Arsene (who is he?), Greene, Brookbank and Engellend are anyone that is even in his weight class. Wouldn't it be nice if we could see him fight the true tough guys of the last few years like McIntyre, Chara, Godard and McGratten. Sorry for the novel, Scott is a brute, but to talk about him in the same breath as Boogaard, Laracque, Probert, McSorley, Semenko and so on is a mistake. He may never get the chance, but he has to fight some of the real heavyweights before he gets my vote. He has fought some big dudes, but Parros is about the only one that could be even considered close to a heavyweight champ in all his fights.
I have to agree with some of the posts,
A lot of people have fed into the hype of John Scott ( including myself),
Question is if he's over-rated ? Are we assuming something he that he really isn't. I feel he needs to fight more and fight the big boys to prove himself.
I think guys like Reaves have a fairly good chance as he's a superiour puncher with better technique.
As for the fight, going with a Draw.
Also, the late puch was justified...
John Scott remains undefeated in the NHL as he takes on a legit heavyweight in my opinion. Reaves said no to Scott earlier in the game in the 1st period (which is twice he has said no to John Scott this year), Reaves pulls a dumb move jumping on his back, Scott throws a few and they fall and Reaves does another dumb thing while hitting Scott in the back of the head while on the ground. I hope they fight again next time so Scott can really handle him
Oh no cheapshot by Reaves. Thats against the almighty "CODE". Anyways next meeting will hopefully be fun. Edge to Scott. I have a feeling TSN will be debating that late punch by Reaves. In all fairness Scott did cross check a Blues player and I guess Reaves was pissed off. Fight was below average but Scott landed a bit better. BTW how did Reaves not get a misconduct out of that.
Edge to Reaves for the take down. I don't get the appeal of Scott by some people, he is nothing but a 5 min a game goon and once games are more meaningful and especially in the playoffs he will be back where he belongs in the pressbox.