John Scott will have his NHL disciplinary hearing tomorrow on Halloween. Scott has been suspended by the league since last week,
so it’s extremely likely Scott will be sitting for fair while. Despite the fact that Scott is a first-time offender many are still calling for the NHL to throw the book at the Buffalo Sabres over-grown goon.
The hit in question was from the Sabres game against the Bruins last week when Scott landed an elbow/shoulder to the head of Loui Eriksson. The hit has drawn a lot of controversy from around the NHL and painted a dark cloud of sorts over the Buffalo Sabres organization for employing Scott.
It no longer matters what the rest of the NHL thinks, or even the fans, John Scott will be suspended. The only question is for how long? The in-person hearing means Scott will be sitting for at least 5, but after all the stir he’s caused there’s a lot of people calling for him to sit 10 like Patrick Kaleta.
After the pre-season brawl between the Sabres and Leafs ignited by Scott and Phil Kessel, one has to think Brendan Shanahan and the NHL doesn’t want Scott on the ice for the next meeting between those two teams. The Leafs and Sabres square off in a home-and-home on November 15th and 16th, which is 7 and 8 games away. Chances are Scott will be suspended until after the Sabres and Leafs square off.
The verdict for John Scott will officially come down tomorrow, but place your vote below based on how long you would suspend Scott for his hit. The other question becomes how long will Ron Rolston keep Scott out of the line-up after the suspension like he’s planning with Kaleta? Sound-off in the comments how long you would suspend John Scott and how long Rolston sits him for.