Who on the Canucks has the stones to take on John Scott?
Why bother when you can skate around him?
Nice to see the Boston announcers turn that into how much of a goon Scott is compared to how good a teammate Thorton is to stand in there and do his job. I'm sure that's exactly what they said in the first rematch after the Lucic/Miller incident where one of the Sabres (who was it, Gaustad?) took on Lucic.
Nope, all class as usual and they clearly applauded Gaustad for his attempt to stand up for his team while diminishing Lucic winning the fight:
We know Scott's doesn't do much more than take up a roster spot, but relying on the Boston sports media to give an objective account of something is like expecting Marchand to not be hypocritical about slewfooting and playing dirty.
Hmmm... Almost sounds like, oh I dunno, an enforcer!
Just so there's no confusion, I don't advocate getting a player like Scott in our lineup (I know you mentioned you aren't suggesting we go trade for him either). I know some here will however.
This won't be a regular occurrence at Sabres/Bruins games. Just as I mentioned with the Bieksa quote earlier, you skate around him and score when he's on the ice, you don't stand up to him every time. The Bruins might try and goad him into take a penalty, but I doubt they pair up with him at the next faceoff to throw down again.
The make up of the Bruins does cater to the toughness, so they have less leeway to back down from something like this. Imagine what people would say if there was a situation similar to the Weise/McQuaid/Thornton incident where Thornton thought he was going with Regher next game and Scott stepped in just as Thornton drops his gloves. Thornton wouldn't hear the end of it if he backed out rather than get beat down again, but we'd sure hear how it was such a dirty move.
If they do fail to win the physical match up with Buffalo this year and continue to lose to them on the scoreboard, it will look really bad for them, but if a skilled team plays their game against any team with a goon then it's not nearly as bad, and great if they win.
lol at the boston bashing threads. it was two years ago, lets move on.
he definitely looks concussed. not a gigantic loss for the bruins since about half their roster can fight, but you never want to see concussions. good game by the sabres, i think that's the way to beat the bruins; play physical and grind them down. the score isn't indicative of how close the game was, but vanek was just unstoppable.
i still don't think the sabres have enough skill, goaltending, or depth to win the northeast division.
I might agree on the depth part - although even then they aren't that bad it's just they're a little younger and less experienced in their depth - but I don't know that I could say they're less skilled or that their goaltending is suspect.
Edited by elvis15, 01 February 2013 - 11:04 AM.