Why re-signing John Scott was not a Good Idea

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John Scott was originally signed by the Sabres to serve an enforcer role.  Being 6’8” and 270 pounds, Scott definitely has the size to be intimidating.  However, Scott averages a little over 5:30 of ice-time last season.  Just about how much enforcing can you do in that much time? There are other enforcers in the league who play a larger role for their team.

I wouldn’t have signed Scott to a new contract.  This is not the NHL of the 90s where guys like Rob Ray and Tie Domi were really enforcers.  How can any team justify signing a guy to play 5:00 a game? The Sabres need more scoring.  They scored 118 goals in the strike-shortened season.  The Sabres were in the bottom third in this category.  I am a huge fan of Steve Ott who not only can contribute offensively, but is willing to stick up for his teammates as well.

signing John Scott was not a Good Idea
John Scott was re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres. The contract is for one-year, $750,000. Scott played 34 games for the Sabres last season. He had 69 penalty minutes and no points.
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With only playing a few minutes a game, I just don’t see the value re-signing Scott.  He may get a point or two next season.

Bob Duggan

Bob Duggan

Huge Sabres and hockey fan! Attends several games a year. Enjoys seeing Coaches Corner and Don Cherry. Glad there is an NHL season! Sabres winning the Cup in 2013! Follow me on twitter @dugganbob
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