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Monday, March 30, 2009

Wild Update on John Scott

Here's a nice little peek at how Scotty's doing up in Minnesota these days. Sounds like he's having a helluva time and they're pretty happy with his performance.

Great to see the big man doing so well up there. Who'da thunk it this time last season? Not me.

Here's to that NHL experience helping the Aeros when he returns.

UPDATE: Here's another video on Wild.com talking to John a bit.


buddhafisch said...

I don't think he's coming back...

Ms. Conduct said...

Well, there's no way the Wild make the playoffs (yes, statistically; no, realistically) and he's on the clear day roster, so assuming the Aeros don't suck their way out of the playoffs, I believe they expect to return him to us for our playoffs.

Fred Trask said...

Not a knock on Scotty but that just shows you how bad things are in MN. They need a large body so badly that the answer is John Scott. You honestly think John Scott is on that team with a healthy Burns and Foster?

I love me some Scotty but he is a short term fix to a long term problem in MN.

With that said, John Scott has worked incredibly hard and is still getting better every year. He's doing fine in the NHL but that's because not much is being asked of him (the fact he can hold his own even with that is a huge testament to his work and drive) and the other teams are not sure what to expect from him and they give him respect for his size and reach. Eventually that goes away when you realize his weaknesses.

So, in short, John Scott is fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. He is learning more in the NHL than he'd ever learn in the AHL. This will make him a better player. He's not really ready for the NHL but he's making the most of his time there AND he's living the dream. His excitement is infectious and he is one of those "nice guys" you always hear about.

If John continues to work hard and grow he may end up in the NHL but he is fortunate to be there right now and he knows it. John was never real certain he'd even play hockey after college. Every day, every game, is a gift to him.

Go John, live the dream. Suck it up like a sponge and bring that excitement back to Houston when the Wild are through with their season.