Do you think fighting in the NHL is different now compared to 10-15 years ago?
I would think it would be very difficult for John Scott to really be prepared to fight a guy like Colton Orr when he hasn't had a chance to get into the game himself.
I know it is not fair to compare Scott to Ray; however, Razor seemed to take fighting very personal, and when he fought it wasn't I throw one, you throw one, will make it look good for the fans, and will go joke about it after the game; If that was the case then Razor really sold it.
When men fought years ago, they had an edge; it was like you just assaulted their first born.
Maybe I'm trying to say is that there were more incedents of raw aggression rather than "hey, would like to fight tonight"- "I don't know, I had a few many cheese burgers before the game maybe next time."
During the Orr vs Scott fight, I thought Orr had the edge in that he was fighting for his life and career rather than its time to put on a show. If I knew I just came off of a major concussion, and the next one could end my career, I would be highly motivated to win the fight rather than trying not to loss.
Orr unleashed a heck of an uppercut which I'm sure every eastern conference fighter is going to take note of. I think John Scott is already vulnerable to the upper cut just because of his hieght; I just hope he dosn't have a glass jaw.
Maybe losing his first fight is not such a bad thing; if players think that John Scott can be had, then he just might get a few more guys to fight him which ultmately helps him keep his job.
Finally, a couple of weeks ago in an interview, Scott revealed his worst fear would be to lose his first fight as a Sabre, and he did; I just hope he stops perseverating, and just unleashes the some raw aggression on the likes of Lucic.
Personally, I would not want to be the next guy to fight Scott; I am sure he will be prepared.
Has anyone heard whether or not John Scott has been given a nickname as a Buffalo Sabre.
Edited by hockeyhound, 22 January 2013 - 04:31 PM.