San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott is probably one of the worst hockey players in the league. The 6’8″ left wing plays in the NHL only because of the traits he shares with a grizzly bear, except on the ice. Remember that one time Phil Kessel wielded his stick like a three musketeer? It was because Scott — who was playing for the Sabres at the time — was trying to send the Maple Leafs a message by trying to fight their best player.
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan gave that his first sweater of the season on Tuesday. And he scored. On Brooks Orpik. Easily.
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After Evgeny Kuznetsov fails to corral a pass from Orpik in the neutral zone, Scott collects the turnover and lumbers towards the Capitals zone. The 34-year-old Orpik, who is signed until he is 38, gets blown by as Scott beats Braden Holtby to the top corner of the net.
Orpik then checks Braden Holtby because I don’t know.
Scott, not known for his speed, ranks 353rd out of 424 forwards in puck possesion over last 4 seasons. This was his 3rd goal in 237 career games. He has never averaged more than 9:15 per game in a season and has recorded 430 career penalty minutes.
— Fedor Fedin (@Fedor_Fedin) October 14, 2014
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 14, 2014
— Alexander / Al Festa (@theALmighty66) October 14, 2014
Elite Defenseman Brooks Orpik
— James Henderson (@jayc4life) October 14, 2014
How slow is Orpik that John Scott made him look like he was skating in quicksand
— Merci Arsene (@gunnersfan6) October 14, 2014
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