John Scott Calls It a Career
Talk about going out in a blaze of glory.
If only that was when the glory came and went.
But like most athletes, John Scott had a hard time accepting what was glaringly obvious to everyone else.
After looking around his team's minor-league bus and seeing nothing but peachfuzz, dude finally hung up his skates.
About that 'Zona hype ...
Dude did show he was a fighter who always knew the situation:
It's safe to say Scott -- at 6-8 and 260lb -- made an impression on the league in his own particular way.
Take his heyday, for example:
No one can deny that dude didn't put everything had into his role.
And that's why fans showed their appreciation when looking for a way to protest the farce that is an All-Star game ... in any sport.
Needless to say, Scott rose to the occasion in one of the most ironic performances in sporting history:
A veritable thorn among the roses.
It was an electric evening that'll never happen again. The NHL made certain of that:
So it was that John Scott transformed from a villain turned Everyman.
Dude had his time, like no other.
And this was the right time for him to go.