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John Scott Was Just Doing His Job

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,

“It’s one of those things where he jumped me in the first and didn’t give me a chance, so I was kind of just returning the favor,” Scott said. “I asked him to fight. The situations were eerily similar, so that’s what leaves me scratching my head.”

Of course, Jackman also strangely went after Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic earlier in the third period, and that was on Scott’s mind as well when he legally came off of the bench and made a beeline for Jackman in the neutral zone.

“We obviously got up 3-0, 4-0, and they took liberties with our guys,” Scott said. “That’s where I come in, man-to-man with their tough guy and we settle it. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, the way it’s always been done and it didn’t quite work out that way.

“[The referees] should have taken care of it earlier when he went after [Vlasic]. They should have kicked him out of the game, but if the refs don’t take care of it, that’s kind of my job. I’ve got to stick up and do my job.”

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Hootinani's avatar

Hes not wrong about what his job is or about the inefficacy of the refs. There’s no other reason to hire John Scott than for these types of shenanigans, and SJ is getting their money’s worth.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 10/28/14 at 04:29 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I hate this kind of crap. But he is right about the refs. If Scott got two games, both refs should get at least the same for letting it get so far out of hand.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from La La Land on 10/28/14 at 07:16 PM ET

CaliforniaPuck31's avatar

I agree with Scott. He did his job because the officials couldn’t. I don’t really buy the coming off the bench decision, feels like a reputation call. In my opinion, the NHL goofed up here.

Interesting that there’s no comment on the couple times the Ducks jumped guys who don’t fight, eg Vlasic, Pavelski.

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 10/28/14 at 09:32 PM ET

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What exactly did Scott stop? They still jumped all their players.

Posted by brians neck on 10/28/14 at 10:49 PM ET

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